This posting is only for the users in the USA.
I just received a call from a potential user, who has donations where someone has bought a brick for $25. The value of the brick is $15, so the receiptable (tax-deductable) amount is only $10. But they want the receipt to somehow reflect all of that.
For Canadian users, the Canada Revenue Agency has very specific ways this type of gift is to be receipted, and DONATION handles that using the Eligible Amount field and special wording on the receipts.
But for U.S. users, I’m afraid I’m really not clear about whether there is any standard way that this should be represented on a receipt. You can use the Eligible Amount field, but the receipts by default show only the total amount ($25 in this case). You can edit the mail-merge receipts to show all three amounts. They are: Eligible Amount – $10, Advantage Amount (what they received) – $15, and total Receipt Amount – $25. But I don’t know what that should look like.
Any suggestions (specific, please!)?