Tag Archives: Charitable contribution

Horsing Around

Today TaxMama® hears from Paul in the TaxQuips Forum who wants to be generous. “I am considering allowing the use of my horse barn to a non-profit horse rescue organization. This group has several rescued horses that need care and would like to board the horses on my property. Can I take advantage of this […]

IRS Offers Tips for Year-End Giving

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years. Some of these changes include the following: Special Charitable Contributions for Certain IRA Owners This provision, currently scheduled to expire at the end of […]

Vet Bills

  Today TaxMama hears from Tina in the TaxQuips Forum, who’s in doubt. “I work for a non-profit animal shelter.  We have someone who rescues animals, has them treated at a vet and tries to get them adopted. If she is unable to adopt them out, she brings them to us for us to take […]

Unused Charity Vouchers

Today TaxMama hears from Alice in the TaxQuips Forum with an interesting concept.  “As a non-profit organization we receive contributions from members and for their generosity we give them vouchers (with dollar amounts) that they can redeem for future events. My question is if we write off these old unused vouchers in our books, can these […]

Non-Profit Quotas

Today TaxMama hears from Dennis in the TaxQuips Forum, with a problem.  “I have recently become Treasurer of a band booster organization and need clarification about quota accounts.  They have a “quota” account for each student that is used for an annual trip.  You must make your quota amount or you are not allowed to […]

Donated Car Increased in Value

Today TaxMama hears from Dawn in the TaxQuips Forum with a simple question. “I donated a vehicle to charity. The vehicle increased in FMV from the time I purchased it 14 years ago. I donated it for the use of the charity (not for resale). It’s a charity that uses vehicles in their daily activities. […]

Feral Cat Contributions

Today TaxMama hears from Elisa in Santa Clara, California who is doing something brave. “I am involved with groups and individuals who feed  and Trap/Neuter/Return (TNR) feral cat colonies.  The cats live outdoors and are not owned by the feeders.  Some people are part of non-profit groups but many are individuals.  For the individuals, can […]

Ten Facts About Claiming Donations Made to Haiti

If you are donating to charities providing earthquake relief in Haiti, you may be able to claim those donations on your 2009 tax return. Here are 10 important facts the Internal Revenue Service wants you to know about this special provision. A new law allows you to claim donations for Haitian relief on your 2009 […]

Contributions to Relief for Haitian Earthquake Victims

Many people may wish to contribute to relief funds for the victims of Haiti’s recent earthquake. Contributions to domestic, tax-exempt, charitable organizations that provide assistance to individuals in foreign lands qualify as tax-deductible contributions for federal income tax purposes, provided that the U.S. organization has full control and discretion over the uses of such funds. […]

Donating Baby Clothes

Today TaxMama hears from Chet in Illinois, with this question. “We are planning on donating many clothes that no longer fit our 9 month old daughter. We received many of these items as gifts. Can we still take a charitable contribution deduction?”