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Special Rules for Claiming a Tax Deduction for Donating Clothing, Household Items, Cars, Boats, and Airplanes

Last week, we talked about how charitable contributions may help you reduce your tax obligations. In the article “Your Support Of A Qualified Charity May Provide You With A Money-Saving Tax Deduction”, we said that there were certain contributions that are subject to special rules when you file your deduction.This week we will discuss the special rules for deducting charitable contributions of clothing and household items, and a car, boat or airplane.


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October 15, 2012 Is The Tax Extension Deadline

October 15, 2012 Is The Tax Extension Deadline
The IRS has indicated that many of the more than 11 million individual taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2011 tax return have yet to file. If you requested a Federal tax-filing extension, you will need to submit your return to the IRS by Monday, October 15th. Some taxpayers have more time,including taxpayers with extensions in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi affected by Hurricane Isaac, who have until January 11, 2013, to file and pay. Double check your tax returns for any over-looked tax benefits, and then e-file your return using TaxSalyer.com. Before filing, take a moment and see if you can qualify for often-overlooked tax credits and deductions for low and moderate income workers and families, that can help you get a larger tax refund. [Read More...]

Your Support Of A Qualified Charity May Provide You With A Money-Saving Tax Deduction

 Your Support Of A Qualified Charity May Provide You With A Money-Saving Tax Deduction Did you make a cash contribution to your favorite charity? Have you recently spent a weekend cleaning stuff out of your garage or basement that you then donated to a local charity? Supporting your charitable causes can be tax deductible, but you must meet certain conditions. Qualifying charitable contributions can be made in cash, property (such as clothing, furniture, household items, or vehicles), or out-of-pocket expenses (such as mileage) you paid to do volunteer work for a qualifying organization. [Read More...]

Show Us Your Team Spirit And Enter For A Chance To Win A $10,000 Scholarship

Show Us Your Team Spirit And Enter For A Chance To Win A $10,000 ScholarshipThe Gator Bowl is on the road looking for the most spirited fans in the SEC. They are stopping at college campuses from College Station to Gainesville, in search of students with the MOST team spirit! Students, who are enrolled at a SEC University can sign up and submit their photo for a chance to win a $10,000scholarship! [Read More...]

Events In Life That Have A Significant Tax Impact Series: Getting Separated or Divorced

In our last week of the Events In Life That Have A Significant Tax Impact Series, we are going to discuss the tax effects of a separation or divorce on your tax liability or refund. It is important to know how a name change, alimony and child support can all affect your tax return, in order to prepare yourself for life as a separated or divorced taxpayer. [Read More...]
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