givestar - How do I claim tax relief on donations? (US Only)

This article summarizes claiming tax relief on donations. (Please note this article is for US donors. For UK tax benefits on donations, please see What is Gift Aid?)

In summary:

  • Charitable contributions or donations can help US taxpayers to lower their taxable income via a tax deduction.
  • To claim a tax-deductible donation, you must itemize on your taxes.
  • Your donation must meet certain guidelines to qualify - for example donating to a qualified organization.
  • The amount of charitable donations you can deduct may range from 20% to 60% of your AGI

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