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If I donated to a charity that's outside the USA, can I still claim it as a deduction?

 
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LinaJ2018
Intuit Alumni

If I donated to a charity that's outside the USA, can I still claim it as a deduction?

It depends.  Please see the following article for your answer:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3300980

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LinaJ2018
Intuit Alumni

If I donated to a charity that's outside the USA, can I still claim it as a deduction?

It depends.  Please see the following article for your answer:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3300980

If I donated to a charity that's outside the USA, can I still claim it as a deduction?

I have this same question. I donated to 2 charities last year during the Australian Wildfires. The charities are in Australia. Are they tax deductible for me? The link above is broken and I cannot see the answer.

DianeW777
Expert Alumni

If I donated to a charity that's outside the USA, can I still claim it as a deduction?

It depends..  The IRS reminds donors that contributions to foreign organizations generally are not deductible. For more information see IRS Publication 526 (page 3).

  • Charitable contributions that are not deductible include Foreign organizations (except certain Canadian, Israeli, and Mexican charities). 

Alternatively, the American Australian Association has established the tax deductible (for US citizens) Australian Bushfire Relief Fund, with 100% of the donations being directed to the Red Cross' Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. The Association will issue an official receipt for your U.S. tax-deductible donation. For more information click here.

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