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ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

Safekeeping Group Prize Drawings

Safekeeping groups are not nonprofits and cannot hold raffles, per state law. Safekeeping groups can hold prize drawings if they make it clear on the tickets and promotional materials that a contribution is requested but not required. Safekeeping groups may list a suggested contribution amount for tickets, but must not require people to pay to receive a ticket. This includes 50/50 drawings.

Ticket purchases for safekeeping groups' prize drawings are not tax-deductible for the purchaser.

Each winner of the drawing must complete a W9*, which should be returned to Accounts Receivable in Jardine Hall, room 201, or campus box 38. Completed W9 forms must be accompanied by information about the prize value.

References:
Kansas Department of Revenue Raffle Amendment*

Questions? Contact Accounts Receivable at 978-3333.

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