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    Jul 1, 2009, 08:01 AM
    Personal Fundraising
    My daughter has been dancing for 5 years now and as we all know it can be costly. She is on the competition team and there are extra expenses that we do through fundraising. The team has done well fundraising but there has been some fall out between parents. We know how parents can be at any kind of function. We have discussed going to a different dance stuido but my daughter has made a lot of friends and does not want to leave them. If I fundraise on my own would it be safe (from IRS) to have a "fundraising account" in her name for dance purposes only?
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    ebaines Posts: 12,132, Reputation: 1307

    Jul 7, 2009, 10:08 AM

    As long as you don't represent this fund raising as being charitable in nature (that is, people who give you money don't try to deduct it as a charitable gift on their tax return), then this is really just people giving you personal gifts. No problem as long as no one person gives you a gift in excess of the annual gift exclusion, which for 2009 is $13,000.

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