Because you receive products in exchange for your payment, only a portion of your purchase is tax deductible. The portion that is tax deductible is typically the difference in the amount you would typically pay if you bought a similar item at the grocery store vs. the price of the product you purchased on trails-end.com. Shipping and Handling charges are NOT tax deductible.The portion of your purchase above the product value is a donation to the Boy Scouts of America. In most cases, you only need your purchase receipt from trails-end.com to be able to deduct your donation. However, if you require additional documentation, please contact your local Scouting group and verify your specific situation with your tax professional.
When you purchase the American Heroes Donation, your full purchase is a charitable contribution since you do not receive product in exchange for your payment. This means that the purchase should be 100% tax deductible. Again, in most cases, you only need your purchase receipt from trails-end.com to be able to deduct your donation. However, if you require additional documentation, 75% of the purchase goes to local Scouting and they would need to provide additional receipts. 25% of the donation goes to military men and women, their families, and veteran organizations. We are partnering with Soldier's Angels this year to get the donation to the Troops, their families, and veterans. Their EIN is 20-0583415. Make sure to double check this with your tax professional, as tax laws often change.