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Jodie Burdette

Proper Accounting for Charity Work

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In 2003, I had a book by Kathy Ivens entitled Running Quickbooks 2003 for Nonprofits.


There was a Quickbooks edition called : Quickbooks Premier: Nonprofit Edition, but the book also told how to adapt Quickbooks Pro Edition for nonprofits.


I liked it best because it had information about how to work Quickbooks that worked better than any I could find, nonprofit or no.


Perhaps there is a similar up-to-date source.

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Do you mean you're volunteering your services?? If so, I actually have a blog post about that:



Basically, what it boils down to is that actual expenses are deductible on your personal 1040 tax return as an itemized deduction, under Charitable Contributions. This includes any out-of-pocket expenses and mileage. The value of your time, however, is not deductible. In lieu of payment for services or a tax deduction, I would use this opportunity to get a rockin' testimonial and maybe a couple referrals!


Have fun!


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So you are or are not getting compensated? I work for several non profits as well but get compensated for my time.


Yes, others posted so they need not yell at me, just you never mentioned whether this is free versus/comp from a non profit.

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