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Gene 01
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Can a pastor deduct the price of items bought for individuals as charitable contributions since he is doing this as a representative of the church?

I am the pastor of a very small church. As pastor, I sometimes meet people who are in immediate need of help. Can I, as a representative of the church, deduct items bought for these individuals as contributions to the church since I am rarely reimbursed?

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JulieR
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Can a pastor deduct the price of items bought for individuals as charitable contributions since he is doing this as a representative of the church?

No. Only contributions made directly to an exempt organization, such as your church, qualify as deductible charitable contributions. 

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JulieR
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Can a pastor deduct the price of items bought for individuals as charitable contributions since he is doing this as a representative of the church?

No. Only contributions made directly to an exempt organization, such as your church, qualify as deductible charitable contributions. 

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