USA Track & Field is a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) and, as such, contributions to USATF may be tax deductible to the contributor. In addition, there may be tax benefits for those who volunteer their time to USATF events and programs.
Tax Deductability for Volunteers
Volunteers cannot deduct the value of time spent volunteering or the value of services provided to a charitable organization; however, certain out-of-pocket expenses directly related to volunteer service may be deductible. Expenses that may be deductible include transportation costs (for current mileage deduction rates, visit the IRS website), unreimbursed supplies and other expenses. Certain expenses, such as childcare costs incurred while volunteering and travel that has a significant element of pleasure or recreation, are not deductible.
Tax deductions are only available if a volunteer "itemizes" his or her taxes and may be subject to limits or exclusions. Please review the IRS Publication on Charitable Contributions (PDF) or contact your tax advisor for more information.
Tax Information for Members
Expense Report / Reimbursement Request Form: Please fill out the Expense Report / Reimbursement Request Form for all expenses and submit to the treasurer per the guidance in the form (use a second page if necessary). Be sure to list the name of the person who will be listed for check reimbursement and attach any receipts. The USATF San Diego Treasurer will assign the applicable reimbursement receipt number and provide a copy of the complete expense report when funds are transferred and approved expenses are paid. Return email receipts and payment confirmation will be provided if requested and email contact information is provided.
Reimbursement Form: Click here for the form.