Youth Camp & Parent offerings
(baton rouge, la)
Our small church sends our kids & youth to camp every year. We initially pay the full amount for the camp registration. We then hold a fundraiser to offset some of the costs. The final breakdown is as follows:
The church pays for 1/2 of the fee, then the remaining 1/2 is reduced by the fundraiser, and then the final cost for each camp attendee is determined.
The parents of the camp attendee then submit their portion to the church.
Is this parents portion tax-deductible since the church has already paid all of the fees and these "payments" are going in the church's general fund (which is where the initial payment of the full camp fees were paid from)?
Second, if a parent, due to medical reasons, has to attend camp with their child and pays their own fee, that would definitely not be tax deductible correct?