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My wife is a Personal Fitness Trainer and runs a small Schedule C company.

She donated a certificate for 3 PFT sessions to a local charity - this was "sold" at a silent auction.

Question - is this Advertising for the Schedule C company, or is it a personal charitable deduction (or indeed something else)?

Thanks
Tu Jeste
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My wife is a Personal Fitness Trainer and runs a small Schedule C company.

She donated a certificate for 3 PFT sessions to a local charity - this was "sold" at a silent auction.

Question - is this Advertising for the Schedule C company, or is it a personal charitable deduction (or indeed something else)?

Thanks
Tu Jeste<i/>

Tu Jeste

The answer is, is not really either. Donation of personal services is non-deductible. The cost of any product used during the 3 sessions would be deductible as advertising (ex free towels, exercise logs, water bottle, etc).

Good for you for donating your time and energy to the charity!

Jim
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It is nothing. You cannot deduct the value of the time which you provide to a charity. Similarly, if there was no money changing hands (from the company to the charity), it can't be advertising (again, no value).

If your wife's company has employees, and the employees actually provide the 3 sessions, you could make a rhetorical argument that you were donating the wages for the 3 sessions. But since the wages are already a deductible expense of the business, the point is moot.

Ira
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