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Volunteering time NOT tax deductible, but out-of-pocket expenses ARE

One way to give to charity is through donating your time, energy, and skills to the causes you care most about. The IRS does not allow a charitable deduction for volunteering your services. However, out-of-pocket expenses relating to volunteering are deductible. Out-of-pocket expenses are deductible if the expenses are: unreimbursed; directly connected with the services;… Read more »

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Is your Favorite Nonprofit Up-to-Date for the Federal Income Tax Charitable Deduction?

Is your favorite nonprofit up-to-date on requirements for the federal income tax charitable deduction? You want to be able to ensure your donation maximize benefits for both you as a donor and the charity. Consider the following considerations and requirements. Save $$$ and help your favorite charities even more I always say, it’s better to… Read more »

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Donations to Foreign Charities not Deductible for Income Tax

If a charitable contribution is made to a foreign organization, the donor generally cannot deduct the contribution for income tax purposes. Exceptions may apply in very limited situations; specifically, the U.S. has tax treaties with Canada, Israel, and Mexico. Generally, though, if the donee is a foreign charitable organization an income tax deduction is unavailable…. Read more »