Are Fundraising Donations Tax Deductible?

March 20, 2018

It is currently the season that many people pay more attention to than the four natural ones that affect the weather of our planet, it is tax season.  Tax season, the time of the year where every old receipt someone has on them gets examined and falls under the questioning thought “Is this deductible?”.

Charity paperworkYou have already given so much out of the kindness of your heart, let us explain if you can get anything back.

Crowdfunding Donations

The practice of funding project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, usually via the internet.  In this regard, crowdfunding is identified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as it would to any other financial assistance you provide to people or groups.

What are and What is not Tax Deductible

When it comes to trying to figure out if your donation would be considered tax deductible, it can be a tad confusing.  Here is a great way to know if the contribution is or is not.

Tax Deductible

A donation is considered tax-deductible if it was made directly to a charity organization that the IRS deems as a qualifying organization.  Most organizations must complete the IRS process to become qualified, so the donation is likely to be considered deductible.

Not Deducible

Donations made directly to individuals are not eligible for tax deductions, so money given to someone directly who has fallen on hard times is not considered a tax deduction.  Donations made to non-qualified charitable organizations are not tax deductible as well.

Charitable Groups

Road to moneyNow be sure if you are organizing a charitable fundraiser you try to see if it can qualify as an IRS recognized the organization.  This will make your fundraiser more appealing to back as it shows you have gone through the proper channels to make it legitimate.  It also gives those donating incentive, as they can identify their donations as a deduction.

Professional Work

It is important that you see your accountant when it comes to seeking tax deductible possibilities.  This will allow you to incorporate the know-how of a professional in this field.

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2 Comments

  • AL says:

    what is an irs qualified or recognized fundraiser organization??. i am trying to raise money for a worthy cause namely my son was diagnosed with cancer. thanks.

    • terry.franzen says:

      Hi.

      We’ll have a representative email with information on raising funds using engraved bricks. Thanks for reaching out to us.

      BRU

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