Q&A: Is Donated Parking Space Tax Deductible?

Q: A church member allows us to park our buses at his business. We used to pay $200 a month for this service. In the past we have given this church member a letter indicating a donation of $2,400 per year, which he could use as a charitable contribution. Our question is, "What is the proper method to handle this?"

A: The contribution of services is not tax deductible. You may give him a letter thanking him for his contribution.

For more help with charitable contributions, check out chapter 8 of Richard Hammar's2013 Church & Clergy Tax Guide.

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