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Donations to high school sports

 
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Donations to high school sports

Donations to high public schools sports are tax deductible, since the IRS considers public schools as "branches" of state government. If donation exceeds $250, please ask school for a letter confirming your donation.

  1. Federal Taxes
  2. Deductions & Credits
  3. Charitable Donations, select Donations to Charity in 2016 (cash donations)
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Employee Tax Expert

Donations to high school sports

Donations to high public schools sports are tax deductible, since the IRS considers public schools as "branches" of state government. If donation exceeds $250, please ask school for a letter confirming your donation.

  1. Federal Taxes
  2. Deductions & Credits
  3. Charitable Donations, select Donations to Charity in 2016 (cash donations)
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Donations to high school sports

But are they deductible at 30% or 60%?  Wouldn't they need to be a 501C3 for the 60% deduction?

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Donations to high school sports

If the donation is to the high school athletic department then it's at least a 30% qualified charitable donation. Not sure if that's a 50% qualified or not. But if the donation is to something such as the booster's organization that supports athletics, then that organization would have to be a registered 501(c)3 organization to qualify for any kind of deduction at all.