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Subject:  Is this deductible? Date:  10/27/2012  3:54 PM
Author:  fleg9bo Number:  116853 of 121219

I bought two tickets to a lecture given at a nonprofit botanical garden, with all proceeds going to the garden. Donations made directly to the garden are deductible. Since I attended the lecture, I got value for my ticket purchase and would not deduct that. But DW was unable to attend and thus got no value from the cost of her ticket. Can that ticket purchase be considered a straight donation to the garden and thus deductible?

--fleg
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