Thursday, October 7, 2010
Oregon Gubernatorial Race Roiled by Candidate's Charitable Deduction for Donation of Home to Fire Department
Tax Prof Jack Bogdanski notes that a personal tax issue has emerged in the Oregon gubernatorial campaign -- Republican candidate (and former NBA player) Chris Dudley took a $350,000 charitable deduction for the donation of his 4,500-square-foot home to be burned down by a local fire department for a training exercise. Dudley then built an 8,500-square-foot on the site.
- Jack Bog's Blog, Dudley Pushed Another Envelope on Taxes
- Jack Bog's Blog, How Could Dudley's House Have Been Worth $350,000?
- The Oregonian, Dudley Defends $350,000 Tax Deduction for Allowing Lake Oswego Fire Department to Burn Down a House He Owned
- Willamette Week, Burning Down the House: Chris Dudley Took a Large -- and Questionable -- Tax Deduction
- Willamette Week, Read the Document: Chris Dudley's 2004 House Appraisal
Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:
- IRS Burns Kirk Herbstreit's Donation of Home to Fire Department (July 24, 2009)
- IRS Denies Deduction for Homes Donated to Fire Departments and Burned Down (Sept. 26, 2009)
- Court Denies Charitable Deduction for Donation of Home to Fire Department (July 26, 2010)