Charitable Deductions

How much am I allowed to claim as a charitible cash deduction?

The answer is, how much did you contribute and how much can you substantiate. For contributions of $250 or less, a cancelled check or credit card statement is sufficient. A written acknowledgement from the charity documenting the contribution's amount and date is also acceptable For contributions of $250 or more, you must have written substantiation from the organization. A cancelled check is not sufficient.

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