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Some important things all taxpayers should do before the tax year ends

The IRS reminds taxpayers there are things they should do before the current tax year ends on Dec.31. Donate to charity Taxpayers may be able to deduct donations to tax-exempt organizations on their tax return. As people are deciding...

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  • December 3, 2021

Taxpayers who donate to charity should check out these resources

Taxpayers who donate to a charity may be able to claim a deduction on their tax return. These deductions basically reduce the amount of their taxable income. Taxpayers can only deduct charitable contributions if they itemize deductions. Here are...

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  • October 15, 2019

These summer actions might benefit taxpayers who itemize

Summer is a season when people have fun, yet get things done. From buying a new house to cleaning their old one, taxpayers who itemize their deductions may be doing things this summer that will affect the tax returns...

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  • August 8, 2019

Gifts to Charity: Six Facts About Written Acknowledgements

Throughout the year, many taxpayers contribute money or gifts to qualified organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. Taxpayers who plan to claim a charitable deduction on their tax return must do two things: • Have a bank record...

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  • October 24, 2017

Beware of Fake Charity Scams Relating to Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning about possible fake charity scams emerging due to Hurricane Harvey and encouraged taxpayers to seek out recognized charitable groups for their donations. While there has been an enormous wave...

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  • August 29, 2017

Tips to Keep in Mind for Taxpayers Traveling for Charity

During the summer, some taxpayers may travel because of their involvement with a qualified charity. These traveling taxpayers may be able to lower their taxes. Here are some tax tips for taxpayers to use when deducting charity-related travel expenses:...

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  • July 28, 2017

Tax Time Guide: Good Records Key to Claiming Gifts to Charity

WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers planning to claim charitable donations to make sure they have the records they need before filing their 2015 tax returns. This is the fifth in a series of 10 IRS...

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  • April 1, 2016

Tips from IRS for Year-End Gifts to Charity

IRS YouTube Videos: Year-End Tax Tips: English Charitable Contributions: English | Spanish | ASL Exempt Organizations Select Check: English | Spanish | ASL WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today reminded individuals and businesses making year-end gifts to charity...

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  • November 25, 2014

Six IRS Tips for Year-End Gifts to Charity

Many people give to charity each year during the holiday season. Remember, if you want to claim a tax deduction for your gifts, you must itemize your deductions. There are several tax rules that you should know about before...

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  • November 17, 2014

Three Year-End Tax Tips to Help You Save

IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2013-16, December 17, 2013 Although the year is almost over, you still have time to take steps that can lower your 2013 taxes. Now is a good time to prepare for the upcoming tax...

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  • December 19, 2013

Nine Tips on Deducting Charitable Contributions

Giving to charity may make you feel good and help you lower your tax bill. The IRS offers these nine tips to help ensure your contributions pay off on your tax return. 1. If you want a tax deduction,...

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  • April 1, 2013