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Can I deduct donations to charity?

SOLVEDby TurboTax3253Updated December 23, 2021

Yes, you can deduct charitable donations if you make them to qualified organizations and you itemize deductions. You're even allowed to deduct expenses directly related to charity work, such as mileage or parking. Keep your receipts or other documentation for all of your charitable donations with your tax records.

For this year, even if you don’t itemize, you may take a charitable deduction of up to $300 ($600 if married filing jointly) for cash contributions made in 2021 to qualified organizations.

You're not allowed to deduct cash or property given directly to another person, family, or group that isn't a qualified organization.

The amount you can deduct is usually limited, depending on what you donate and the type of charity. For 2021, individuals can elect an increased limit of up to 100% of their adjusted gross income (AGI). We'll figure it out after you import your donations from ItsDeductible or manually enter them. If you can't deduct all of your donations this year, we'll see if the remainder can be carried forward to next year.

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