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(MSN)   This is how you make lemonade out of lemons: Family donates canceled wedding reception to homeless and feeds 200 people   (now.msn.com) divider line 12
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2013-09-22 02:18:20 PM  
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom : How in the hell would it qualify as a tax write-off?

Charitable donation.

To be deductible, charitable contributions must be made to qualified organizations. Payments to individuals are never deductible. See Publication 526, Charitable Contributions. To determine if the organization that you have contributed to qualifies as a charitable organization for income tax deductions, review Exempt Organizations Select Check on the IRS.gov website.

"and teamed up with Hosea Feed the Hungry in Atlanta"
2013-09-22 01:47:29 PM  
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netcentric: When you're rich you can do nice things, like sluf off a bill like this.


The way I see it, they can't return it for a refund.  So they lost the money either way.  Might as well make it a somewhat useful loss instead of throwing everything in the dumpster.
2013-09-22 01:45:23 PM  
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Precision Boobery: Weddings that are not simple affairs at city hall are already pointless ceremonies which have mutated into extravagant wastes because the already spoiled want to feel like princesses for a day,


Or they're an excuse to have a giant party and share a big life moment with a bunch of family and friends that you care about?

Loosen up a little.
2013-09-22 01:36:37 PM  
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netcentric: When you're rich you can do nice things, like sluf off a bill like this.

In todays world if you can have a reception for 200 people... you're rich


It was a last minute cancellation, which generally means they can't get their money back. They may or may not be "rich" but the fact remains, they would have had to foot the bill regardless so why not do some good with it?
2013-09-22 01:27:27 PM  
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Ravage: And then the government crashed the party, confiscated the food, loaded it into dumpsters, and poured bleach on it. All because they didn't get their percentage cut of the money for the food via taxes and reallocation. Only "The Man" is allowed to be the provider to the poor. Dependence on the State must be maintained.


They actually did that at a homeless shelter a few weeks ago. They bleached several hundred pounds of perfectly good deer meat, because "they couldn't determine if the meat had been properly butchered" or something like that.
2013-09-22 01:17:25 PM  
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And then the government crashed the party, confiscated the food, loaded it into dumpsters, and poured bleach on it. All because they didn't get their percentage cut of the money for the food via taxes and reallocation. Only "The Man" is allowed to be the provider to the poor. Dependence on the State must be maintained.
2013-09-22 01:15:40 PM  
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What I think is best about this is the family is calling this the 'first annual' Fowler Family Celebration of Love. Obviously next year the money spent on the arrangements, menus, location, etc., will be better directed to create a nice rather than extravagant atmosphere able to feed even more. Getting into such efforts, any type of charitable work, is often hard, but the moment you do those build fast.
2013-09-22 01:10:14 PM  
1 votes:
So does this charitable donation to the homeless qualify for a tax write-off? If it does, that's a pretty clever way to recoup what was probably quite a large expenditure of cash.
2013-09-22 12:57:46 PM  
1 votes:
When you're rich you can do nice things, like sluf off a bill like this.

In todays world if you can have a reception for 200 people... you're rich
2013-09-22 12:55:22 PM  
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Do they have to endure the whole reception, including the chicken dance, in order to eat?
2013-09-22 12:47:46 PM  
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I wonder how long until someone catches wind of this and slaps them with a huge fine for feeding the hungry without the permission of the Overlords.
2013-09-22 12:46:58 PM  
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ggecko: Why would OP link to a freaking msn.com one paragraph summary instead of the original article?


Just be thankful that there isn't a pay-wall.
 
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