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How much cash donation can you claim without proof of receipt? At our temple we donate and no paper or receipts are given.

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How much cash donation can you claim without proof of receipt? At our temple we donate and no paper or receipts are given.

The rules for charitable donations have changed in recent years. For a cash donation of any amount, you must have a written record. That can be a canceled check, a bank or credit card statement entry, or a receipt from the charity. For a cash donation of $250 or more, you must have an acknowledgment from the charity stating the date and amount of the donation, and whether you received any goods or services in exchange for the donation. With no written record, you can not deduct a donation. For documentation requirements for non-cash donations, or out-of-pocket expenses when donating your services, see the documentation requirements in IRS Pub. 526.

Note that you can not deduct the value of your time or services as a charitable contribution.

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How much cash donation can you claim without proof of receipt? At our temple we donate and no paper or receipts are given.

The rules for charitable donations have changed in recent years. For a cash donation of any amount, you must have a written record. That can be a canceled check, a bank or credit card statement entry, or a receipt from the charity. For a cash donation of $250 or more, you must have an acknowledgment from the charity stating the date and amount of the donation, and whether you received any goods or services in exchange for the donation. With no written record, you can not deduct a donation. For documentation requirements for non-cash donations, or out-of-pocket expenses when donating your services, see the documentation requirements in IRS Pub. 526.

Note that you can not deduct the value of your time or services as a charitable contribution.

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How much cash donation can you claim without proof of receipt? At our temple we donate and no paper or receipts are given.

Your response is a little confusing. It says for any cash amount you need a receipt but then it says for cash 250 or more you need some type of acknowledge from the charity?? Are you saying if cash of 250 or more that's when you need receipt? Anything under doesn't require receipt?
Alumni

How much cash donation can you claim without proof of receipt? At our temple we donate and no paper or receipts are given.

Please read the answer again. It is taken directly from the IRS document. For cash under 250 you don't need a receipt from the charity BUT you need a written record of some sort, such as a canceled check or credit card statement entry showing the amount, date, and name of the charity. 250 or more you have to have a written receipt from the charity.
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How much cash donation can you claim without proof of receipt? At our temple we donate and no paper or receipts are given.

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CONGRESS, NOT the IRS, changed the charity receipts law YEARS ago.

You're not allowed to claim Any cash deductions without a "receipt" or PROOF.
That includes giving cash to the Salvation Army pots.

A 'receipt' IS a written record of some sort NOT some 'direct' receipt.
If you gave cash, then go to the church and ask for a letter.
Otherwise, give a check or credit card for donations.

If ANYONE who goes to church says they've been doing it for years and that they ARE a church goer, THAT person is lying not only to himself but to GOD and is a Hypocrite.
An HONEST church goer would put his/her money where their mouth is and just tell everyone, including the IRS, that s/he claimed charity contributions with NO receipts.

Also, if the person says his friends laughs at him, because he tells them about the situation, then it tells you more about the BAD integrity of those so-called friends and about him who listened to them.

NO tax professional should ever take ANY verbal abuse from such people or have them
as a client.