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Can I Deduct My Charitable Contributions?

This interview will help you determine if your charitable deductions are deductible.

Information You Will Need:

  • Your and your spouse’s filing status
  • Your adjusted gross income amount
  • Amounts donated and to what organization
  • For noncash contributions, any appraisal or information you have to determine the fair market value of the donation
  • Is the charitable organization qualified? Refer to Search for Charities for a list or verify with the organization that they are.

Note: This interview is not designed to address the following types of charitable contributions:

  • Business property/inventory
  • A partial interest and Right to Use property
  • A fractional interest in tangible personal property
  • A qualified conservation contribution
  • A future interest in tangible personal property
  • A patent or other intellectual property

Please refer to Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, for these contributions.

Estimated Completion Time: 12 minutes. However: 15 minutes of inactivity will end the interview and you will be forced to start over.


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 23-Mar-2016