charitable deductions

California’s New College Access Tax Credit

California recently passed a new personal and corporate California tax credit called the College Access Tax Credit (CATC). If you donate to the College Access Tax Credit Fund, you can offset your California taxes by 60% (for 2014) of the … read more

Charitable Endeavors

Every year the IRS reports the most common mistakes that taxpayers make on their return.  One of them is that taxpayers often overlook deducting out of pocket costs incurred while during work for a charity.  If you drove your car … read more

Making Charitable Contributions through Donor Advised Funds

Donor advised funds allow a taxpayer to put money in diversified investments, take an immediate charitable deduction and recommend where grants should go later.  Mutual funds, such as Vanguard and Fidelity, local community foundations, universities and other organizations operate such … read more

Charitable Deductions for Volunteers

The value of a volunteer’s time, blood, sweat and tears are not tax deductible; but, their out-of-pocket expenses are deductible if certain documentation requirements are met. Maintain adequate records.  Retain cash register receipts and invoices to prove the amount of the … read more

Get the Most from your Charitable Donations

As the year winds down and the holidays near, we find more opportunities to donate to charities. You can deduct your charitable donations on your individual income tax return if you itemize your deductions using Schedule A, however, be aware … read more


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