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Your San Diego Zoo Membership is NOT Tax Deductible!

Posted on: by Kate

sadly – this is no longer the case – here is what I found right on the San Diego Zoo’s membership FAQ’s page =(

“Single, Dual, Diamond Club, Keeper’s Club, Senior Pass, Student Pass and Koala Club memberships are not tax deductible per IRS guidelines since the value of the goods and services you receive equals or exceeds the amount of your membership payment. For tax deduction information on Curator’s Club, Director’s Club, President’s Club or Circle-level memberships, call our Donation Processor at 619-231-1515, ext. 4460, 9 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.  We strongly encourage our members to work closely with their tax advisor to determine their eligibility for a tax deduction.”

I know I mentioned this earlier, but I just wanted to remind all the San Diego families out there who are still in the process of getting taxes together that there is a cool write off available that you may not know about!   San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Membership is Tax Deductible!

tax deductible San Diego ZooSorry folks!

~ Kate

Until Next Time ~ Kate
Comments: 6 Responses
  1. Dorothy C Hughes says:

    How much of a Curator’s club membership is tax deductible? Thank you

    • kate says:

      hey there – memberships are only deductible if they are used for business – ie – we deducted because we are artists that use the zoo for reference – but as far as I understand a membership is NOT deductible just for enjoyment. If you donate a larger amount above what is a membership I would advise you to consult your accountant. Sorry I am not more help!

  2. Bob Hicks says:

    Wildlife Champion membership is $400. Fair-Market value is $254 leaving the purchaser with a tax deduction of $146 (accurate as of 12/23/2021)

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