Leadership

Fire Department Donations May Be Tax Exempt

Issue 1 and Volume 106.

Fire Department Donations May Be Tax Exempt Previously, this journal has pointed out that donations made to volunteer fire departments for the sole purpose of purchasing new fire apparatus and equipment constitute allowable tax deductions, on a par with charitable gifts. The question is raised again because of correspondence FIRE ENGINEERING has had with a manufacturer of first-aid equipment who sold a fire department a certain device for Civil Defense first-aid and rescue use and was surprised to find out that the fire chief to whom he sold it was unaware of the write-off provision for Civil Defense donations. This particular fire department was soliciting funds for a rescue unit and purchased the device out of the donations received. For the benefit of its readers, FIRE ENGINEERING is pleased to quote from a letter received from the Special Technical Services Division of the U. S. Treasury Department on this point,…

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