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Amazon Vine Charitable Donations after 1099-C Form


I'm new to the Amazon Vine program and working to get up to the Gold tier. I'm trying to decide whether it's worth it or not.


If I receive over $600 in free items from Amazon Vine, but donate them, does that negate any of the tax implications?


For instance, let's say I get $100 worth of toys and donate it to a 501c3 charity, with a receipt for a donation worth $100.


How much in taxes would I pay and how much would be removed by the charitable donation?


I know that both are reflecting on the amount of income.


Thank you!

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Amazon Vine Charitable Donations after 1099-C Form

A charitable donation almost never changes your tax due or refund all by itself.  First, your donation does not count "dollar for dollar"--it is calculated by a percentage based on your tax bracket.  You need a LOT of other itemized deductions like mortgage interest or property taxes, medical expense, etc. to itemize and exceed your standard deduction.


Your itemized deductions have to be more than your standard deduction before you will see a change in your tax owed or tax refund.  The deductions you enter do not necessarily count “dollar for dollar;” many of them are subject to meeting  tough thresholds—medical expenses, for example, must meet a threshold that is pretty hard to reach. (Only the amount that is MORE than 7.5% of your AGI counts)   The software program uses all the IRS rules that apply to the expenses you enter, and it tells you if you have enough to use your itemized deductions or if using the standard deduction is more advantageous for you.  Under the new tax laws, some deductions have been capped—there is a $10,000 limit to the itemized deductions for state, local, property and sales taxes.


Your standard deduction lowers your taxable income.  It is not a refund.  You will see your standard or itemized deduction amount on line 12 of your 2022 Form 1040.







SINGLE $13,850  (65 or older/legally blind + $1850)


MARRIED FILING SEPARATELY $12,850  (65 or older/legally blind + $1500)


MARRIED FILING JOINTLY $27,700  (65+/legally blind) )  + $1500 per spouse


HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD  $20,800 (65 or older/blind)  + $1850)


**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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