Most churches will give you documentation to substantiate your donations.
I do have clients that tell me they put $5 a week in the collection plate each Sunday, I will give them the deduction for it.
But that doesn't cut it. You need a receipt or a check. Saying you put $5 a week in a plate doesn't count.
and ex marks the spot where those rocks and anvils hit me.
Agree with Jeff that clients need to have documentation to claim any deduction. It's in our EL, organizer, and transmittal letter. No way they can miss it.
@247 In addition to the documentation requirement mentioned. The church needs to be a 501(c) organization and not disqualified and quid pro quo contributions don't count.
Still an AllStar