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Question about insubstantial Benefits

  • 1.  Question about insubstantial Benefits

    Posted 08-20-2021 11:59 AM
    Good  afternoon all,

    If we have a give away item that the FMV is $12.00 and a donor makes a gift over the $56.50, but under the $113. Do we still need to disclose the FMV on the receipt?

    Thanks
    Liz

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    Director of Advancement Services
    Valparaiso University
    Advancement
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    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (Phone) 219-464-5610



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  • 2.  RE: Question about insubstantial Benefits

    Posted 08-20-2021 12:03 PM
    Yes - unless the give-away value is under $11.30 and has your name or logo, it must be disclosed.  However, these "low-cost" articles can have a wholesale value of $11.13, not a FMV.

    John

    John H. Taylor
    Principal
    John H. Taylor Consulting, LLC
    2604 Sevier St.
    Durham, NC   27705
    919.816.5903 (cell/text)

    Serving the Advancement Community Since 1987






  • 3.  RE: Question about insubstantial Benefits

    Posted 08-20-2021 12:19 PM
    Thank you. 








  • 4.  RE: Question about insubstantial Benefits

    Posted 08-20-2021 12:56 PM
    You are welcome!

    I should have also mentioned that the rule you referenced pertaining to 2% or $113 is based on whichever is less.  Meaning, for a gift of $500 you can provide a benefit worth $10 or less without disclosure.  For a $10,000 gift you may provide benefits valued at up to $113, as that is less than 2%.

    Do keep in mind that the benefit rules apply to the combined value of all benefits.  And that none of the more substantial benefits can be given to DAF or private foundation donors.  Those donors may only receive the aforementioned token benefits costing $13 or less (combined) and including your name or logo.

    John

    John H. Taylor
    Principal
    John H. Taylor Consulting, LLC
    2604 Sevier St.
    Durham, NC   27705
    919.816.5903 (cell/text)

    Serving the Advancement Community Since 1987