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Old 12-19-2009, 08:27 PM   #79
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Originally Posted by Diva View Post
The 'concept' was basically derived from KCBS not being able to charge the extra funds themselves due to their tax status.....correct??? [SNIP]
It is a common misperception that non-profit organization means no-revenues. The bottom line for non-profits is that they return as much of their revenues as possible as benefits for their constituents. Many non-profits do have funds left over at the end of their tax period and they do pay a premium tax rate on those 'excess funds' - so the incentive to return the money in benefits to the members they serve is great.

But the bottom line is that what a non-profit charges (or generates) is not restricted by their taxation status. That may be more restricted by their charter . . . but not their tax status.

Originally Posted by Diva View Post
Sooooo, since KCBS couldn't charge the funds and DEMAND that any team cooking a KCBS sanctioned contest WITHOUT being a member doesn't pan with the tax man, they decided to 'put it on the organizers'. Personally, the knee jerk reactions are a bit tiresome. How about the Board get off their respective asses and actually do something productive THEMSELVES instead of trying to pass the buck?
It's up to the organization's charters and rules - not the tax man. I agree that the BOD needs to accept their responsibility of growing the organization, but the bottom line of the KCBS charter is to promote BBQ and fun. I think the KCBS has done a good job of at least that.
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