Membership renewal time?

ITMDG memberships are for 12 months, no matter when you join. But most people renew in January, so here’s the form. Print & mail with a check for $15 (or more, if you can and want to), or bring it to the dance.

In exchange, you get $1 off admission to each weekly dance, occasional free or reduced admission to special events, to vote in elections, and to help support and grow dancing and music.

We also offer a reduced price membership for those under 26. It gets all the benefits except that admission (already discounted) isn’t discounted even more.

ITMDG is a charitable organization, listed in Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions), so contributions may be deductible.

Those who itemize on federal personal income tax may want to review IRS Publication 526, including the sections “Membership fees or dues” and “Certain membership benefits can be disregarded” in “Contributions from which you benefit.” (Note that this is still the version for tax year 2010. Also, we are not allowed to provide tax advice or interpretation. It is up to the donor and his or her tax adviser — not the nonprofit that receives a donation — to determine how much to deduct, and when and how to deduct it.)