In order to claim a charitable deduction on your tax return of $250 or more, you need a written acknowledgment from the charity. What if you haven’t received one yet for a charitable donation you made in 2020?
There’s a tax-smart strategy for high-net-worth individuals over 70-1/2 years old who have IRAs and are charitably minded.
Assuming a charity is qualified, you may be able to deduct some of the out-of-pocket costs you incur when volunteering for the organization. But the rules are complex.
The charitable donation deduction hasn’t been proposed for elimination or reduction under tax reform, but there still are reasons to maximize charitable giving this year. Just be sure to follow the rules.