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10 40 easy Publication 526 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. 10 40 easy Tax questions. 10 40 easy Useful Items - You may want to see: Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 526 (such as legislation enacted after we release it), go to www. 10 40 easy irs. 10 40 easy gov/pub526. 10 40 easy What's New Limit on itemized deductions. 10 40 easy  For 2013, you may have to reduce the total amount of certain itemized deductions, including charitable contributions, if your adjusted gross income is more than: $150,000 if married filing separately, $250,000 if single, $275,000 if head of household, or $300,000 if married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er). 10 40 easy For more information and a worksheet, see the instructions for Schedule A (Form 1040). 10 40 easy Reminders Disaster relief. 10 40 easy  You can deduct contributions for flood relief, hurricane relief, or other disaster relief to a qualified organization (defined under Organizations That Qualify To Receive Deductible Contributions ). 10 40 easy However, you cannot deduct contributions earmarked for relief of a particular individual or family. 10 40 easy Publication 3833, Disaster Relief: Providing Assistance through Charitable Organizations, has more information about disaster relief, including how to establish a new charitable organization. 10 40 easy You can also find more information on IRS. 10 40 easy gov. 10 40 easy Enter “disaster relief” in the search box. 10 40 easy Photographs of missing children. 10 40 easy  The IRS is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 10 40 easy Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. 10 40 easy You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. 10 40 easy Introduction This publication explains how to claim a deduction for your charitable contributions. 10 40 easy It discusses the types of organizations to which you can make deductible charitable contributions and the types of contributions you can deduct. 10 40 easy It also discusses how much you can deduct, what records you must keep, and how to report charitable contributions. 10 40 easy A charitable contribution is a donation or gift to, or for the use of, a qualified organization. 10 40 easy It is voluntary and is made without getting, or expecting to get, anything of equal value. 10 40 easy Qualified organizations. 10 40 easy   Qualified organizations include nonprofit groups that are religious, charitable, educational, scientific, or literary in purpose, or that work to prevent cruelty to children or animals. 10 40 easy You will find descriptions of these organizations under Organizations That Qualify To Receive Deductible Contributions . 10 40 easy Form 1040 required. 10 40 easy   To deduct a charitable contribution, you must file Form 1040 and itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040). 10 40 easy The amount of your deduction may be limited if certain rules and limits explained in this publication apply to you. 10 40 easy Comments and suggestions. 10 40 easy   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. 10 40 easy   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. 10 40 easy NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. 10 40 easy Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. 10 40 easy   You can send your comments from www. 10 40 easy irs. 10 40 easy gov/formspubs/. 10 40 easy Click on “More Information” and then on “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications. 10 40 easy ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. 10 40 easy Ordering forms and publications. 10 40 easy   Visit www. 10 40 easy irs. 10 40 easy gov/formspubs/ to download forms and publications, call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676), or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. 10 40 easy Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. 10 40 easy Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705-6613 Tax questions. 10 40 easy   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. 10 40 easy gov or call 1-800-829-1040. 10 40 easy We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. 10 40 easy Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 561 Determining the Value of Donated Property Form (and Instructions) Schedule A (Form 1040) Itemized Deductions 8283 Noncash Charitable Contributions  See How To Get Tax Help near the end of this publication for information about getting these publications and forms. 10 40 easy Table 1. 10 40 easy Examples of Charitable Contributions—A Quick Check Use the following lists for a quick check of whether you can deduct a contribution. 10 40 easy See the rest of this publication for more information and additional rules and limits that may apply. 10 40 easy Deductible As Charitable Contributions Not Deductible As Charitable Contributions Money or property you give to: Money or property you give to: Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, and other religious organizations  Federal, state, and local governments, if your contribution is solely for public purposes (for example, a gift to reduce the public debt or maintain a public park)  Nonprofit schools and hospitals  The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, CARE, Goodwill Industries, United Way, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, etc. 10 40 easy   War veterans' groups    Expenses paid for a student living with you, sponsored by a qualified organization  Out-of-pocket expenses when you serve a qualified organization as a volunteer Civic leagues, social and sports clubs, labor unions, and chambers of commerce  Foreign organizations (except certain Canadian, Israeli, and Mexican charities)  Groups that are run for personal profit  Groups whose purpose is to lobby for law changes  Homeowners' associations  Individuals  Political groups or candidates for public office    Cost of raffle, bingo, or lottery tickets  Dues, fees, or bills paid to country clubs, lodges, fraternal orders, or similar groups  Tuition  Value of your time or services  Value of blood given to a blood bank   Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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10 40 easy Index A Assistance (see Tax help) C Cancellation of indebtedness, Exclusion of Certain Cancellations of Indebtedness by Reason of the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, or Flooding Casualty and theft losses, Casualty and Theft Losses Charitable contributions, Temporary Suspension of Limits on Charitable Contributions Child tax credit, Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Clean-up costs, Demolition and Clean-up Costs Copy of tax return, request for, Request for copy of tax return. 10 40 easy Credits: Child tax, Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Earned income, Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Education, Education Credits Employee retention, Employee Retention Credit Employer housing, Employer Housing Credit and Exclusion Rehabilitation tax, Increase in Rehabilitation Tax Credit D Demolition costs, Demolition and Clean-up Costs Distributions: Home purchase or construction, Repayment of Qualified Distributions for the Purchase or Construction of a Main Home Qualified disaster recovery assistance, Qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution. 10 40 easy Repayment of, Repayment of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions Taxation of, Taxation of Qualified Disaster Recovery Assistance Distributions E Earned income credit, Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit Education credits, Education Credits Eligible retirement plan, Eligible retirement plan. 10 40 easy Employee retention credit, Employee Retention Credit Employer housing credit, Employer Housing Credit and Exclusion Exemption, additional for housing, Additional Exemption for Housing Individuals Displaced by the Severe Storms, Tornadoes, or Flooding F Federal mortgage subsidy, recapture of, Recapture of Federal Mortgage Subsidy Free tax services, How To Get Tax Help H Help (see Tax help) Hope credit (see Education credits) I Involuntary conversion (see Replacement period for nonrecognition of gain) IRAs and other retirement plans, IRAs and Other Retirement Plans L Lifetime learning credit (see Education credits) M Mileage reimbursements, charitable volunteers, Mileage Reimbursements to Charitable Volunteers More information (see Tax help) N Net operating losses, Net Operating Losses P Publications (see Tax help) Q Qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution, Qualified disaster recovery assistance distribution. 10 40 easy Qualified disaster recovery assistance loss, Qualified disaster recovery assistance loss. 10 40 easy R Rehabilitation tax credit, Increase in Rehabilitation Tax Credit Relocation, temporary, Tax Relief for Temporary Relocation Replacement period for nonrecognition of gain, Replacement Period for Nonrecognition of Gain Retirement plan, eligible, Eligible retirement plan. 10 40 easy Retirement plans, IRAs and Other Retirement Plans S Standard mileage rate, charitable use, Standard Mileage Rate for Charitable Use of Vehicles T Tax help, How To Get Tax Help Tax return: Request for copy, Request for copy of tax return. 10 40 easy Request for transcript, Request for transcript of tax return. 10 40 easy Taxpayer Advocate, Contacting your Taxpayer Advocate. 10 40 easy Temporary relocation, Tax Relief for Temporary Relocation Theft losses, Casualty and Theft Losses Transcript of tax return, request for, Request for transcript of tax return. 10 40 easy TTY/TDD information, How To Get Tax Help Prev  Up     Home   More Online Publications