Form 2016 and FBO status


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Nan Eklund

I have a retired professor who is "employed" by a university
but not paid. Professor emeritus status....He teaches
students, supervises grad students, does lab research in his
specialized field, entertains visiting scholars and
lecturers, and attends conferences including speaking at
them. His expenses can certainly be charitable deductions.

But could I use the FBO status on Form 2106 which is for
fee-basis officials of a government entity (which would
include the university)? He is recognized by the university
but not paid, nor reimbursed. He baffles my software every
year and 2016 would be VERY easy to use.

Nan, EA in LA
 
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A.G. Kalman

Nan said:
I have a retired professor who is "employed" by a university
but not paid. Professor emeritus status....He teaches
students, supervises grad students, does lab research in his
specialized field, entertains visiting scholars and
lecturers, and attends conferences including speaking at
them. His expenses can certainly be charitable deductions.

But could I use the FBO status on Form 2106 which is for
fee-basis officials of a government entity (which would
include the university)? He is recognized by the university
but not paid, nor reimbursed. He baffles my software every
year and 2016 would be VERY easy to use.
He is retired. As such he is no longer an employee of the
university nor would he be a fee based official even if the
university is a state university. He is entitled to deduct
is his out of pocket expenses as a charitable contribution
if he volunteers his time to the state university and he
itemizes.
 
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Harlan Lunsford

Nan said:
I have a retired professor who is "employed" by a university
but not paid. Professor emeritus status....He teaches
students, supervises grad students, does lab research in his
specialized field, entertains visiting scholars and
lecturers, and attends conferences including speaking at
them. His expenses can certainly be charitable deductions.

But could I use the FBO status on Form 2106 which is for
fee-basis officials of a government entity (which would
include the university)? He is recognized by the university
but not paid, nor reimbursed. He baffles my software every
year and 2016 would be VERY easy to use.
Sounds like a simple thing to me. No income; no
deductible expenses.

As for the expenditures (NOT expenses) being possibly
charitable contributions for the benefit of state government
maybe, some validation from the university would be
appropriate.

Cheer$,
Harlan Lunsford, EA n LA
 

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