Charitable contributions to qualified organizations may be deductible if you itemize deductions on Form 1040, Schedule A, Itemized DeductionsPDF. To see if the organization you have contributed to qualifies as a charitable organization for income tax deductions, use Tax Exempt Organization Search.

Special $300 Tax Deduction

The Internal Revenue Service has a special new provision that will allow more people to easily deduct up to $300 in donations to qualifying charities this year, even if they don’t itemize.

Following special tax law changes made earlier this year, cash donations of up to $300 made before December 31, 2020, are now deductible when people file their taxes in 2021.
 

More Information

Tax Topic 506 - Charitable Contributions

Related Forms

Form 1040, Schedule A, Itemized DeductionsPDF

Form 8283, Noncash Charitable ContributionsPDF


Related Publications

Publication 526, Charitable Contributions - Detailed guidance


Tools

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