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Can I Deduct My Charitable Contributions?

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

Information You'll 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 qualified.

Note: This interview isn't 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.

The tool is designed for use by taxpayers that were U.S. citizens or resident aliens for the entire tax year for which they're inquiring about. If married, the spouse must also have been a U.S. citizen or resident alien for the entire tax year. For information regarding nonresidents or dual-status aliens, please see Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens.


Disclaimer

Conclusions are based on information provided by you in response to the questions you answered. Answers do not constitute written advice in response to a specific written request of the taxpayer within the meaning of section 6404(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Estimated Completion Time: 12 minutes; however, after 15 minutes of inactivity, you'll be forced to start over.

Please Note: Using the "Back" button within the ITA tool could cause an application error.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 24-Feb-2017