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Color Bearer Tax Deductions

2015-2016

Dear Color Bearers,

We often receive questions regarding which benefits are not tax deductible. Please know that if you do not receive gifts as a new Color Bearer or attend any Color Bearer events, your full donation is tax deductible.

Here is a breakdown of your tax deductible donation:

New Color Bearers

If you received the following items, please know the amounts listed below are not tax deductible:

Story of Lee’s Headquarters Book: $11.95 Value
Color Bearer Hat: $2.00 Value
The Civil War 150: An Essential To-Do List for the 150th Anniversary Book: $14.95 Value
Weapons and Equipment of the Civil War Book: $12.99 Value
Either CSA or USA Flag: $36.00 Value

If you attended events that are benefits of your membership level, look below for your tax deductible donation.

2015 Color Bearers

If you attended all 3 events (Thank You Weekend; Annual Conference; Grand Review), the following applies:

Regimental: $1,000 annual gift ($776 deductible; $552 deductible/individual + guest)
Brigade: $2,500 annual gift ($2,076 deductible; $1,652 deductible/individual + guest)
Division: $5,000 annual gift ($4,051 deductible; $3,102 deductible/individual + guest)
Corps: $10,000 annual gift ($9,051 deductible; $8,102 deductible/individual + guest)
National: $25,000 annual gift ($24,051 deductible; $23,102 deductible/individual + guest)

If you attend only one or two of the events, here is a breakdown for each event:

Color Bearer Thank You Weekend in 2015, $133/person that attended is not tax deductible.

Annual conference Color Bearer tour and Author Dinner, $91/person that attended is not tax deductible.

Grand Review, $200/person that attended is not tax deductible.

If you are Division and higher and attended the annual conference at no charge, $525/person who attended is not tax deductible.

2016 Color Bearers

If you attended all 3 events (Thank You Weekend; Annual Conference; Grand Review), the following applies:

Regimental: $1,000 annual gift ($735 deductible; $545 deductible/individual + guest)
Brigade: $2,500 annual gift ($2,010 deductible; $1,520 deductible/individual + guest)
Division: 5,000 annual gift ($3,960 deductible; $2,920 deductible/individual + guest)
Corps: $10,000 annual gift ($8,960 deductible; $7,920 deductible/individual + guest)
National: $25,000 annual gift ($23,960 deductible; $22,920 deductible/individual + guest)

If you attend only one or two of the events, here is a breakdown for each event:

Color Bearer Thank You Weekend in 2016, $190/person that plans to attend is not tax deductible.

Annual conference Color Bearer tour and Author Dinner, $75/person that attends is not tax deductible.

Grand Review, $225/person that attends is not tax deductible.

If you are Division and higher and attend the annual conference at no charge, $550/person who attended is not tax deductible.


Thank you for your generosity! If you have additional questions, please contact:
Amanda Murray at amurray@civilwar.org or 202-367-1861, ext 7235

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