Itemized Deductions

2020 Year End Tax Planning – $300 Charitable Contribution Deductions

Back in 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Part of this Act doubled the standardized deduction. Since then, many people who used to itemize their deductions are now opting to take the Standard Deduction instead of itemizing their deduction. One draw back is that charitable contributions are included in the itemized deductions. […]

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IRS issues proposed rules for charitable contributions made in exchange for state or local tax credits

The IRS issued proposed regulations on the tax treatment of charitable contributions made in exchange for state and local tax credits.  In other words, this is when you make a charitable contribution and your state or local taxing authority gives you a credit against your taxes.

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