Charitable Donation Of Trucking Services?

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The Persian Conversion's Comment
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I'm wondering if companies are allowed to take on a free, charitable, tax-deductible load... has anyone ever heard of something like that?

Here's why I'm asking: my church has been offered a free $100k altar, but the only problem is that the altar is located on the east coast and my church is in Idaho.

I was considering asking my employer if they'd be willing to let me haul the load for free, but it's an unusual request and I don't even know if it's possible, so I figured I'd get some opinions here first.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I would have to say yes to your question. I know the companies that haul the wreathes to be placed at soldiers graves in Arlington National Cemetery do those loads for free. Granted, they get name recognition from the advertising but I would have to believe they also get some sort of tax deduction for the miles, driver pay and fuel used. It's an interesting question and one I'm curious to hear the legitimate answer to since you brought it up.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Justin N.'s Comment
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Being a business they will be able to deduct all expenses(fuel, depreciation, wages) like they normally would, the exact same as if it was a paid load. The only difference is they will not be receiving any revenue.

There will be no special tax credit they receive for doing that.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Thanks Justin, so it sounds like this is at least something that is routinely done and won't be a ridiculous request... Now it's just a matter of seeing if they'll do it I suppose

James P.'s Comment
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Let us know if they allow it, or not.

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