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I donated a prize for a local charity competition. I got a letter from the agency sponsoring the competition, but how do I deduct $50 for a live chicken

 
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I donated a prize for a local charity competition. I got a letter from the agency sponsoring the competition, but how do I deduct $50 for a live chicken

You would need to itemize your return instead of taking the standard deduction in order to receive any deduction for the donation.  If you are itemizing your return you will enter the Chicken donation by clicking

  • Federal
  • Deductions and Credits
  • See All Tax Breaks
  • Show More Next to Charitable Donations
  • Start next to Donations to Charity in 2018
  • Add next to Items
  • Enter the Chicken and the value
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I donated a prize for a local charity competition. I got a letter from the agency sponsoring the competition, but how do I deduct $50 for a live chicken

You would need to itemize your return instead of taking the standard deduction in order to receive any deduction for the donation.  If you are itemizing your return you will enter the Chicken donation by clicking

  • Federal
  • Deductions and Credits
  • See All Tax Breaks
  • Show More Next to Charitable Donations
  • Start next to Donations to Charity in 2018
  • Add next to Items
  • Enter the Chicken and the value
**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
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