taxpayer made a contribution to her church’s scholarship fund. She wanted it to be used to pay the tuition
of the minister’s daughter. The IRS determined
that the contribution was really a gift from her to the minister’s
daughter. Accordingly, no charitable
contribution deduction was allowed.
example of how confusing the tax law can be! This case also shows why it is vital that you
check with your tax advisor before you make any large or unusual contributions
in order to ensure that you will get the deduction.
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