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Gifts to Charity; Cash and non-Cash Contributions

Gifts to charity or Charitable contributions made to qualified organizations are deductible as an itemized deduction and can be claimed, if your total deduction for all noncash contributions is more than $500. The deduction amount (e.g. the fair market value of any property you donate, as well as your cash contributions) should be reduced by the fair market value of any benefit received in return such as merchandise, goods, or services, including admission to a charity ball, banquet, theatrical performance, or sporting event. To support this deduction, bank record or a written communication from the qualified organization containing the date and amount of the contribution and the name of the organization must be kept, to use it in your tax return, please click here.
For any contribution of $250 or more (including contributions of cash or property), you must obtain and keep in your records a contemporaneous written acknowledgment from the qualified organization indicating the amount of the cash and a description of any property contributed, and whether the organization provided any goods or services in exchange for the gift. You must fill out . Qualified appraisal of noncash property must be obtained when claiming noncash contribution in excess of $5,000 and must be attached to Form 8283 (PDF) when reporting noncash contribution in excess of $5,000,000. Where do I report Gifts to Charity; Cash and non-Cash Contributions? Gifts to Charity (Cash and non-Cash Contributions)  can be claimed on IRS Form 1040, Schedule A, Lines 16-19 and Form 8283 (PDF).
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