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CASH GIFT CONTRIBUTION TO CHURCHS

247
Level 1

WHAT IS THE RULE WHEN MAKING CASH DONATIONS TO CHURCHS?

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IRonMaN
Level 15

No receipt, no deduction.

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Just-Lisa-Now-
Level 15
Level 15

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.


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IRonMaN
Level 15

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.

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itonewbie
Level 15

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.

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