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Old 11-12-2015, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by spedmommy4 View Post
My business received two grants from First 5 this year.

One was a quality award grant. It did come with stings attached. I had a list of approved items I could spend it on. (Eg: curriculum, increasing employee wages, trainings, etc)

The second was a health & safety reimbursement grant. First 5 came out and assessed my program and gave me a very specific list. I could buy only the "safety improvement" items from the list and then get reimbursed after completing the project to their statistic action, or I would get nothing.

My questions are:

Are grants in any way different from the income I receive from parents in the eyes of the IRS?
And, if so, are these two grants treated differently?
You must report these grants as income, in the same way as parent tuition. You can then deduct as business expenses the items you purchase.
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