Brookfield Zoo members can write off a portion of their membership according to the website. I wonder if other zoos do this? Anyone know? Here’s how:
2011 Membership purchases
Under IRS guidelines, members may deduct basic membership levels under $75 as a charitable contribution. All other levels may deduct as a charitable contribution only the excess of the membership payment over the estimated fair market value of the goods or services received in return. Family Members may deduct $84, Family Plus Members may deduct $81, Supporting Members may deduct $153, and Sustaining Members may deduct $321 of their membership fees.