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Re: Widow's Fund
On 18 Jul 1996, "Toscano, James" <James.Toscano@den.mmc.com> wrote:
>If I may hazard a guess....
> When investigating whether or not a group could give monetary
> offers of support to an individual, we found it was not possible
> for a non-profit organization to do this. *However*, from one
> organization to another, this was ok. So I think he was suggesting
> that we create an "organization" that is "Tragically Widowed.."
> so that she could receive official Kingdom support (from poetry
> publishing proceeds) without any legal issues.
> I'd guess the sarcastic undertones were due to an annoyance with the
> law, not with the situation. (Though the wording could have been
> a little clearer, Leifr... ;-)
There are ways to do take up a collection without running afoul of the private
inurment provisions of tax-exempt organization law. The easiest way to do it is
not to make it an activity of SCA, Inc. -- the corporation. Get some volunteers,
put out donation baskets at events, and make it clear that the donations are
not being solicited by the corporation or its subsidiaries.
Note: the technical effects of these gifts on the receiptient's taxes could be
interesting, but a good accountant should be able to deal with it.
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