Individual and private donations fund everything from operating expenses to probono counseling. We are sustained by donations. We thank you for your support.
We also always welcome volunteers.
Contributions/Offerings/Tithe/Trading into this Ministry
Contributions to Aspen Ministries may be tax-deductible. Pursuant with section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, underUSC 26 § 508(c)(1)(a) mandatory exceptions, you may deduct a charitable contribution made to, or for the use of, any church, synagogue, or religious organization. In the early days of American history, almost all churches and ministries operated as a “Free-Church or “Free-Ministry”, just meaning they operated outside of state or federal jurisdiction. To better protect our ministry rights and client-list, we have chosen this formation.
Aspen Ministries is a non-profit, non-taxable religious organization/establishment under the USC 26 § 508(c)(1)(a) church-affiliated ministry non-taxable exception rules, and all activities are engaged in for the exercise of our ministry. Non-profit ministries as “Non-taxable” religious establishments are different than a “tax-exempt” 501(c)(3) (ect) state-approved non-profit; churches and religious organizations fall outside of state jurisdiction and are automatically non-taxable, without filing requirements, and contributions/tithes are deductible under section 170(c). This means we are not required to file or carry an EIN.
If a church or non-profit religious organization ministry voluntarily come under state jurisdiction by submitting Form 1023 and becoming a 501(c)(3)), they are only filing for “tax-exempt” status when they automatically had “non-taxable” status under the USC 26 § 508 rule exception. This also gives them the added benefit of being listed on the national charity “Exempt Organizations Select Check”, but brings them under state control voluntarily. (Please be aware of the following when searching for organizations in this database: Certain eligible donees (i.e., churches, group ruling subordinates, and governmental units) may not be listed in this database. See Other Eligible Donees for more information.) Aspen Ministries/Aspen Brain health is considered an “other eligible donee” and is not required to file and thus is not listed, yet contributions are allowable.
USC 26 § 508(c)(1)(a) rules automatically allow deductions (as a “non-taxable church or religious organization”). If you have any concerns regarding the allowable deductions of contributions/tithes/offerings/trades made to Aspen Ministries/Aspen Brain Health, consult with your tax professional. Contributions should be made out to Aspen Ministries.
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Our ministry purpose: is to heal the sick and set captives free (Luke 4:18) through charitable giving of time, information resources, educational materials, public speaking, religious teaching & instruction (Eph 4:11-12), brain health coaching, prayer, healing & deliverance (Matt 10:8), scientific research on natural alternatives and quantum mechanics (1 Cor 2:14), and medical alternatives to mental and physical ailments (Rev 22:2). We utilize pastoral alternative medicine and spiritual counseling to help fulfill our ministry vision.
NOTE: In regards to “suggested contributions” made toward books & supplements utilized in the exercise of our ministry, the general rule of itemized deductions is that you can only deduct contributions made above and beyond fair market value of the item gained, but again, consult with your tax accountant. The exception is “Free with your suggested gift of XX$”, and then the entire amount may be allowable. Any and all non-ministry business-related income and personal use income is reported under the registered business name of Aspen Consulting, with annual Schedule C filings, established in 2007.
Health Care Savings Accounts (HSA) Payments
Some of the HSA cards do not process well through card processors, and alternative arrangements should be anticipated should HSA cards not go through. Funds you withdraw from your HSA are tax-free when used to pay for qualified medical expenses as described in 26 U.S. Code § 213 – Medical, dental, etc., expenses of the Internal Revenue Service Tax Code. The expenses must be primarily to alleviate or prevent a physical or mental defect or illness, including dental and vision. A list of these expenses is available on the IRS website, http://www.irs.gov in IRS Publication 502, “Medical and Dental Expenses.”
Any funds you withdraw for non-qualified medical expenses will be taxed at your income tax rate plus 20% tax penalty if you’re under 65.
The following lists provides examples of possible interpretation of eligible and ineligible medical expenses. This list is not all-inclusive. Remember, the IRS may modify its list of eligible expenses from time to time. As always, consult your tax advisor should you require specific tax advice.
Excerpt: 26 U.S. Code § 213: “DefinitionsFor purposes of this section—
(1) The term “medical care” means amounts paid—
(A) for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or for the purpose of affecting any structure or function of the body.
Helpful Links for use on HSA funds for Aspen Brain Health services or supplements (with Prescription)
If you require a prescription for any of the supplements recommended (thus getting them possibly allowed to be purchased using HSA funds) , Vance Medical is familiar with me, my book, Med Free Method™, Brain Health coaching, and the supplements I use (and carries several of the same lines in his office). Dr. Mark Vance has written supplement & medication prescriptions as well as handled med management & safe tapering for many of my referrals. I also recommend Syringa Behavioral Health for all your licensed counseling needs.
I make no guarantees expressed or implied that utilizing HSA funds for Aspen Brain Health coaching will qualify as possible interpretations of tax code allowance for “affecting any structure or function of the body”. However, a case could be made if in question that it could fall under the same application as alternative therapies as an acupuncturist, body scan, Christian Science Practitioner*, or other therapy, all specifically mentioned on the HSA site.
(*I am in not a Christian Science Practitioner and am not affiliated with them in any way. However, according to the definition of a CSP, there are some similarities in the fact that Aspen Brain Health is a Bible-based, non-medical office where prayer often occurs by Aspen Morrow or one of her volunteers/coaches: Definition: “A Christian Science practitioner is an individual who prays for others according to the teachings of Christian Science. Treatment is non-medical, rather it is based on the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (1875) by Mary Baker Eddy (1821–1910), who “discovered” Christian Science in 1866 and founded the Christian Science church in 1879.”)
Clients paying with an HSA card do so at their own risk and should consult with their tax professional regarding any questions of allowability.