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tompkinskent
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I help a friend that does not live with me pay rent, can I list that as charity, or can I even write that off?

I help a friend that does not live with me pay rent, can I list that as charity, or can I even write that off?

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bluedeb
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I help a friend that does not live with me pay rent, can I list that as charity, or can I even write that off?

Sorry no, although that is a nice thing you are doing.  Helping someone pay their rent is not a qualified charitable organization so it cannot be deducted as a charitable donation.  It is also not some thing that you can write off on your tax return.

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bluedeb
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I help a friend that does not live with me pay rent, can I list that as charity, or can I even write that off?

Sorry no, although that is a nice thing you are doing.  Helping someone pay their rent is not a qualified charitable organization so it cannot be deducted as a charitable donation.  It is also not some thing that you can write off on your tax return.

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