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Donations to Charities

Deductible charitable contributions include:

  • Contributions made to a qualified organization (church, non-profit organization, etc.)
  • Unreimbursed out-of-pocket expenses (office supplies, uniforms, long distance phone calls, etc.) for volunteer work for a qualified organization
  • Transportation expenses for work on behalf of a charitable organization
  • Contributions made in exchange for a state or local tax deduction (there are some exceptions)
Nondeductible charitable contributions:
  • Contributions made to unqualified organizations
  • Contributions made directly to needy individuals
  • Value of services performed for a charitable organization
  • Contributions made in exchange for a state or local tax credit (there are some exceptions)
The amount you're able to deduct is limited based on your adjusted gross income. Enter the full amount of your charitable contributions, and we'll calculate the maximum amount you're able to deduct.

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