Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum Inc in Lenox, Massachusetts (MA)

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Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum Inc
Employer Identification Number (EIN)222531186
Name of OrganizationBerkshire Scenic Railway Museum Inc
AddressPO BOX 2195, Lenox, MA 01240-5195
ActivitiesMuseum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
SubsectionCharitable Organization
Ruling Date10/1984
DeductibilityContributions are deductible
FoundationOrganization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes
OrganizationCorporation
Exempt Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period12/2011
Assets$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Income$100,000 to $499,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Asset Amount$1,331,012
Amount of Income$441,867
Form 990 Revenue Amount$393,329
National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Arts, Culture and Humanities: History Museums


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Amount of income in 2011: $441,867 (it was $353,254 in 2010)
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum Inc: 

 $441,867
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $163,197

Assets in 2011: $1,331,012 (it was $1,227,267 in 2010)
This organization: 

 $1,331,012
Other organizations performing similar types of work: 

 $731,051

Financial snapshot ($)

Revenue for 2011

Support schedule

Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance (for 2011)
Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year?No
Initiation fees and capital contributions$0
Gross receipts for public use of club facilities $0
Gross income from members or shareholders$0
Gross income from other sources$0
Statement of Revenue (for 2011)
Total revenue$393,329
Contributions, Gifts, Grants and Other Similar Amounts$57,769
Program Service Revenue$300,522
Other Revenue
Investment income (including dividends, interest, and other similar amounts)$1,217
Income from investment of tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalties$0
Net rental income$17,035
Gross rents (Real / Personal)$44,400 / $0
Less: rental expenses (Real / Personal)$27,365 / $0
Rental income or (loss) (Real / Personal)$17,035 / $0
Net gain from sales of assets other than inventory$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$16,786
Gross sales of inventory, less returns and allowances$37,959
Less: cost of goods sold$21,173
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Statement of Functional Expenses (for 2011)
Total functional expenses$293,762
Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees$0
Other salaries and wages$0
Payroll taxes$0
Professional fundraising services$0
Other$293,762
Balance Sheet (for 2011)
Total assets$1,331,012
Total liabilities$402,029
Tax-exempt bond liabilities$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$396,564
Unsecured notes and loans payable to unrelated third parties$0
Other$5,465
Total net assets or fund balances$928,983
Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds$0
Reason for Public Charity Status (for 2011)
The organization is not a private foundation because it is:An organization that normally receives: (1) more than 33 1/3 % of its support from contributions, membership fees, and gross receipts from activities related to its exempt functions - subject to certain exceptions, and (2) no more than 33 1/3 % of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 tax) from businesses acquired by the organization after June 30, 1975
Support Schedule for Organizations Described in Section 509(a)(2) (for 2011)
2007 - 2011 Total
Total support$1,466,216
Gifts, grants, contributions, and membership fees received$194,011
Gross receipts from admissions, merchandise sold or services performed, or facilities furnished in any activity that is related to the organization's tax-exempt purpose$1,205,301
Tax revenues levied for the organization's benefit and either paid to or expended on its behalf$0
The value of services or facilities furnished by a governmental unit to the organization without charge$0
Gross income from interest, dividends, payments received on securities loans, rents, royalties and income from similar sources and Unrelated business taxable income (less section 511 taxes) from businesses acquired after June 30, 1975$7,604
Other$59,300
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Iowa10
Idaho5
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Indiana20
Kansas12
Kentucky15
Louisiana10
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