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Tax Benefits for Supporting the KY Horse Council
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The Kentucky Horse Council is a Charity.

The Kentucky Horse Council is a 501c(3) Educational Charity, which means that donations to the Council may be deducted from your federal income tax.


When you donate to KHC, you will receive a receipt for the portion of the donation which did not include any benefits.

Are my membership dues tax-deductible?

Membership fees are not tax-deductible, since you receive a number of member benefits which may include a $1 Million Supplemental Equine Insurance coverage, as well as discounts on events, classes, advertising and merchandise.

Is a Sponsorship tax-deductible?

In most cases, sponsorship funds are not tax-deductible since the Horse Council provides benefits to the sponsor equivalent to the sponsorship level.

Is the fee for getting the Kentucky Horse Council license plate tax-deductible?

The majority of the fee goes to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, but $10 - $15 of your fee goes to the Kentucky Horse Council and is considered a donation.  ($15 for new plates, $10 for renewals). You may take a tax deduction on this amount.

Can I "ear-mark" my donation to go to a specific cause I believe in?

Yes, the Council will protect all donations to be used in the manner in which the donor intended. For example, some donors would like their donation to be used only for Horse Welfare.  Others would like to dedicate their donation to Trail Protection.  Still others would like to support Youth programs, to ensure that the horse industry remains viable for future generations.

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