Tax Information for Contributors
Web-Based Mini-Course - Deducting Charitable Contributions
A short course to help charities and contributors understand what is a deductible charitable contribution and what is not. Also covers amount and types of deductible contributions, what records to keep and how to report contributions.
Publication 526, Charitable Contributions
A publication discussing how to claim a deduction for charitable contributions.
Search for Charities
This online version of Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations, will tell you if an organization is exempt from federal taxation and, if so, how much of your contributions to that organization are tax deductible.
Ten Tips for Deducting Charitable Contributions
Tips to ensure that contributions pay off on your tax return.
Special Charitable Contributions for Certain IRA Owners
Tax tips for donating IRA funds to charitable organizations.
Testimony: Charitable Giving Problems and Best Practices
IR-2004-81 — Written statement of IRS Commissioner Mark W. Everson before the Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate.
Improper Deductions for Conservation Easements
The IRS may assess penalty excise tax and challenge the tax-exempt status of charitable organizations that participate in certain transactions with donors claiming improper deductions for conservation easements. Steven T. Miller, Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities, highlighted this initiative in a speech before the American Society of Appraisers.
Charitable Contributions - YouTube video
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