May your organization advertise its membership dues as “tax deductible?” Individuals considering memberships often want to know whether dues may be deducted from their income as a charitable contribution. Many museums advertise the deductibility of their memberships. Other charities state that only contributions above and beyond the membership dues are tax-deductible. What about your organization? The following paragraphs provide guidance for determining whether an organization’s membership dues may be deducted.
Is the organization the right type?