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January 2012

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Tax Deductions for Dues and Expenses of Being a Mason or a Lion



I am a CPA in private practice and I have clients who belong to various clubs and organizations. I know that dues to a Lions club are deductible because I can find that club in a preamble to an IRS regulation, but how does that compare to Masons or Shriners? (K.S., New York, N.Y.)




First, good question.


Neither the law nor the regulations provide a definitive tax-deduction answer.


In its preamble to the regulations, the IRS states that the ... Log in to view full article.

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