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Dinner Dance - Deductible ?

A donation that provides goods or services must have the fair market value of the goods or services deducted from the contribution amount. The amount of the deduction is limited to the amount that exceeds the benefit. The charitable deduction is limited to the amount of the donation, less the fair market value of the dinner and is deducted on IRS Schedule A contributions.

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