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Charitable Contributions

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? Charitable contributions can be tax deductible, but you

Oklahoma Donations

hunger-relief organizations in the state-distributing food to charitable and faith-based feeding programs throughout all 77 counties in Oklahoma. If you are not receiving a refund, you may still make a donation by mailing your contribution

What Gifts and Donations to Charity can I Deduct?

The IRS allows certain deductions for charity donations made by you throughout the tax year. The IRS allows you to deduct contributions or gifts you gave to organizations that are religious, charitable, educational, scientific, or literary

Arizona Charitable Funds (Voluntary Gifts)

Fund. You may also give more than your entire refund. Gifts go to the Special Olympics Fund. This fund helps provide programs of the Arizona Special Olympics. Veteran's Donations Fund - You may give some or all of your refund

Wisconsin Donations

by the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs for the benefit of veterans or their dependents. Multiple Sclerosis Donation Donations will be forwarded to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to be distributed to entities located in Wisconsin

Idaho Donations

Idaho offers Idaho taxpayers the opportunity to make voluntary donations which will either reduce your refund or increase your tax due. Your choice to donate is irrevocable; you can not get a refund of the donation later. If you are filing

Pennsylvania Donations

) Diabetes Cure Research Fund and mailing it to: Department of Health, Bureau of Administrative and Financial Services, Division of Budget, 625 Forster St., Health and Welfare Building, Room 832, Harrisburg, PA 17120. **All donations entered

Kansas Donations

Chickadee Checkoff Contributions to this Kansas nongame wildlife improvement program will help improve the quality of wildlife in Kansas. Last year's contributions were used to: Assess and maintain information for sensitive species. Monitor populations of endangered species. Assess impacts of development actions on endangered species. Continue research on declining aquatic animals in southeast Kansas and restore declining freshwater clams. Continue long-term nongame projects such as the Kansas Backyard Nongame Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program. Support Outdoor Wildlife Learning Sites (OWLS) for schools. Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels Contribution Program All contributions are used solely for the purpose of providing funds for the senior citizens Meals On Wheels contribution program. The meals are prepared by a dietary staff and delivered by volunteers. The underlying objective of the program is to prevent deterioration of the elderly and handicapped individuals in the community, thus making it possible for them to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. The friendly visit with the volunteers is socially helpful and daily visits are important in case of an emergency situation. Kansas Breast Cancer Research Fund This fund is devoted to ending suffering and death from breast cancer in Kansas. Every dollar collected stays in Kansas to bring the latest in breast cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment to Kansans. The research is conducted at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. With the hope of finding a cure, the purpose of this fund is to help save lives and enhance the health of Kansans living with breast cancer. Military Emergency Relief Fund Contributions will be used to help military families with the cost of food, housing, utilities and medical services incurred while a member of the family is on active military duty. Kansas hometown heroes fund All contributions are used solely for the purpose of advocating and assisting Kansas Veterans, dependents and survivors ensuring they receive all federal and state benefits they have earned. Kansas creative arts industry fund The creative arts industry makes a significant impact on communities across Kansas every day. All money generated from this fund helps the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) support this important industry. Together, the KCAIC and Kansas arts organizations are leveraging the creative arts to grow the Kansas economy, create jobs and better the state.

Limitations on your deduction for Charitable Contributions

If your charitable contributions meet one of the following conditions, the amount of your deduction may be limited: Your cash contributions of ordinary income property are more than 30% of your AGI. Your gifts of capital gain property

Charitable Contribution Carryover

You can carry over your contributions that you are not able to deduct in the current year because they exceed your adjusted-gross-income limits. You can deduct the excess in each of the next 5 years until it is used up, but not beyond that time. Your total contributions deduction for the year to which you carry your contributions cannot exceed 50% of your adjusted gross income for that year. A carryover of a qualified conservation contribution can be carried forward for 15 years. Contributions you carry over are subject to the same percentage limits in the year to which they are carried. For example, contributions subject to the 20% limit in the year in which they are made are 20% limit contributions in the year to which they are carried. For each category of contributions, you deduct carryover contributions only after deducting all allowable contributions in that category for the current year. If you have carryovers from 2 or more prior years, use the carryover from the earlier year first. For examples and more information refer to page 15 of Publication 526.