To be able to deduct mileage to and from volunteer work it must be a IRC 501(c)(3) charity (non-profit) or other 501(c) organization such as a church, etc. So the question becomes what is SWAMP and do they file a Form 990 and if so what code section exempts them from income tax. If they are truly a IRC 501(c)(3) the dues would even possibly be deductible. The current standard mileage rate for charitable work is 14 cents per mile (see link below). Also, to get a benefit on your income tax return you would need to itemize your deductions and not just take the standard deduction. See publication 526 (below) for more information. You can also see Form 1040 Sch A instructions for more information. http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=156624,00.html http://www.irs.gov/publications/p526/ar02.html#en_US_publink100049631See: Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Giving Services above.
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