Ticket Events for Nonprofits: Set Tax Deductible Amounts

Events organized by (and for) a nonprofit can now define the dollar amount of the nonprofit ticket event that is NOT tax deductible so that supporters can write off the tax deductible portion of their ticket purchase.

In your Ticket Event Dashboard, go to Event >> Purchase Settings >> Tax Deduction Settings. First, confirm that your nonprofit’s tax deduction information, including your address and EIN, is correct (see red rectangle in the image below). This information will appear in the ticket purchase confirmation email, allowing your attendees to claim a tax deduction.

If there is no information in this section or if it is not correct, click the orange Donation Tax Deductible Info Setup button to enter or edit your information.

NOTE: You must confirm and/or enter the tax deductible information on this page in order for your ticket holders to receive receipts to use for tax deductions.

Next you will enter the $ amount of the ticket that is NOT tax deductible. In this example of a garden party, individual tickets are priced at $20, a family ticket is $80, and a virtual ticket is $20.

If the value of the onsite food and flower gift is $10 for a single person, you can make the remaining value of the ticket tax deductible. To do this, enter $10 as the NON-tax deductible amount. In this example, the non-tax deductible amount of the single ticket is $10, the non-tax deductible amount of a family ticket is $40, and the non-tax deductible amount of a virtual ticket (where there is no tangible value) is $20. Enter those values in the corresponding boxes and hit save to update your settings.

The tax deductible amount will show up under the order summary on the ticket confirmation email. This shows supporters how much of their ticket purchase is considered a charitable gift or tax deductible expense which they can use to reduce their tax bill.

In the example below, two family tickets were purchased at $80 each. $40 of each ticket is NOT tax deductible, meaning that a tax deduction of $80 was shown on the ticket purchase receipt ($40 per ticket).

Please note that in cases where sales tax is applicable to your ticket event, sales tax will be applied to the full amount of the ticket purchase and will not exclude the tax deductible amount. You can find more information about sales tax and how it could apply to your nonprofit here.

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