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Deducting Contributions to Haitian Earthquake Relief on Your 2009 Return
Following the disastrous earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, an overwhelming number of taxpayers have made generous cash contributions to the relief effort. Here's what you need to know about claiming credit for these contributions on your 2009 tax return. Read more…

7 Feel-Good Tax Breaks: Ways to Get Back When You Give
Some tax deductions offered by the IRS encourage taxpayers to help society. Whether it’s encouraging donations to charity or caring for elderly relatives, there are several ways to reduce your own tax burden and feel good about how you did it. Here are seven tax breaks that might bring a smile to your face. Read more…

What Is the IRS Form 8283?
If the combined value of all property you donate is more than $500, you must prepare IRS Form 8283. Read more…

Are Contributions to School District Programs Tax Deductible?
The IRS allows you to claim a deduction for the donations you make to qualified organizations. These organizations include more than just charities and will include any school district program that does not operate for profit and is solely supported by state and local governments. Read more…

What Percent of Church Giving Can Be Taken Off Federal Taxes?
When you prepare your federal tax return, the IRS allows you to deduct the donations you make to churches. If your church operates solely for religious and educational purposes, your donation will qualify for the tax deduction. As long as you itemize your deductions, you can generally claim 100 percent of your church donations as a deduction. Read more…


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