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Color Bearer Tax Deductions

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2017-2018

Dear Color Bearers,

We often receive questions regarding which benefits are not tax deductible. Please know that if you did not attend any Color Bearer events, your full donation is tax deductible.

Here is a breakdown of your tax deductible donation:

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

2017 Color Bearers

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

  • Regimental: $1,000 annual gift ($755 deductible; $510 deductible/individual + guest)
  • Brigade: $2,500 annual gift ($2,055 deductible; $1,610 deductible/individual + guest)
  • Division: $5,000 annual gift ($3,975 deductible; $2,950 deductible/individual + guest)
  • Corps: $10,000 annual gift ($8,975 deductible; $7,950 deductible/individual + guest)
  • National: $25,000 annual gift ($23,975 deductible; $22,950 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 2017 in Pensacola, $160/person that attended is not tax deductible.
  • Annual conference Color Bearer tour and Author Dinner in Chattanooga, $85/person that attended is not tax deductible.
  • Grand Review in Fredericksburg, $200/person that attended is not tax deductible.
  • If you are Division and higher and attended the annual conference at no charge, $580/person who attended is not tax deductible.

2018 Color Bearers

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

  • Regimental: $1,000 annual gift ($745 deductible; $490 deductible/individual + guest)
  • Brigade: $2,500 annual gift ($2,005 deductible; $1,510 deductible/individual + guest)
  • Division: 5,000 annual gift ($3,930 deductible; $2,860 deductible/individual + guest)
  • Corps: $10,000 annual gift ($8,930 deductible; $7,860 deductible/individual + guest)
  • National: $25,000 annual gift ($23,930 deductible; $22,860 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 2018 in Greenville, $160/person that plans to attend is not tax deductible.
  • Annual conference Color Bearer tour and Author Dinner in Newport News, $95/person that attends is not tax deductible.
  • Grand Review in Franklin, $240/person that attends is not tax deductible.
  • If you are Division and higher and attend the annual conference at no charge, $575/person who attended is not tax deductible.

Thank you for your generosity! If you have additional questions, please contact:
Molly Nesbitt at mnesbitt@civilwar.org or 202-367-1861, ext 7228, or Anne McKiterick at amckiterick@civilwar.org or 202-367-1861, ext 7242