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Search irs gov freefile  Si desea obtener la información más reciente sobre temas de ley tributaria que se explican en esta publicación, incluyendo toda información sobre legislación tributaria, acceda a www. Search irs gov freefile irs. Search irs gov freefile gov/pub17sp. Search irs gov freefile Impuesto Adicional del Medicare. Search irs gov freefile  Comenzando en el año 2013, le corresponderá un Impuesto Adicional del Medicare de 0. Search irs gov freefile 9% sobre los salarios, la compensación por jubilación ferroviaria (RRTA, por sus siglas en inglés) y el ingreso sobre el trabajo por cuenta propia que están sujetos al impuesto al Medicare. Search irs gov freefile El impuesto corresponde si estos ingresos son mayores que: $125,000, si es casado que presenta una declaración por separado, $250,000, si es casado que presenta una declaración conjunta o $200,000, si presenta la declaración utilizando cualquier otro estado civil para efectos de la declaración. 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Search irs gov freefile  Usted puede que no tenga derecho de deducir todas sus deducciones detalladas si su ingreso bruto ajustado es mayor que: $150,000, si es casado que presenta una declaración por separado, $250,000, si es soltero, $275,000, si es cabeza de familia o $300,000, si presenta la declaración utilizando cualquier otro estado civil para efectos de la declaración. Search irs gov freefile Vea el capítulo 29 . Search irs gov freefile Matrimonio entre el mismo sexo. Search irs gov freefile  Si tiene un cónyuge de su mismo sexo con quien usted se casó en un estado (o jurisdicción o país extranjero) que reconoce el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, usted y su cónyuge tienen que utilizar el estado civil para efectos de la declaración de casados que presentan una declaración conjunta o casado que presenta la declaración por separado en su declaración del año 2013. Search irs gov freefile Utilice uno de estos estados civiles para efectos de la declaración aunque usted y su cónyuge en la actualidad vivan en un estado (o jurisdicción o país extranjero) en donde no se reconozca el matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo. Search irs gov freefile Vea el capítulo 2 . Search irs gov freefile Si reúne ciertos requisitos, quizás podría presentar declaraciones enmendadas para cambiar su estado civil para efectos de la declaración para algunos años anteriores. Search irs gov freefile Si desea saber más detalles sobre declaraciones enmendadas, vea el capítulo 1 . Search irs gov freefile Cuenta flexible de ahorros para gastos médicos (FSA, por sus siglas en inglés). Search irs gov freefile  Comenzando con los años del plan después de 2012, usted no puede hacer aportaciones mediante la reducción de salarios mayores de $2,500 a cuentas flexibles de ahorros para gastos médicos (FSA, por sus siglas en inglés). Search irs gov freefile Vea el capítulo 5 . 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Search irs gov freefile   Puede pagar sus impuestos a través de la Internet, a través del teléfono o por medio de cheque o giro. Search irs gov freefile Puede efectuar una transferencia directa de su cuenta bancaria o utilizar una tarjeta de crédito o débito. Search irs gov freefile Si presenta su declaración electrónicamente (por medio de e-file), puede programar un pago electrónico. Search irs gov freefile Vea el capítulo 1 . Search irs gov freefile Maneras más rápidas de presentar su declaración. Search irs gov freefile  El IRS ofrece maneras rápidas y fiables de presentar la información tributaria sin tener que presentar una declaración en papel. Search irs gov freefile Puede usar el sistema electrónico e-file del IRS para presentar su declaración de impuestos. Search irs gov freefile Vea el capítulo 1 . Search irs gov freefile Presentación electrónica gratuita de la declaración. 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Search irs gov freefile   La IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (Ley de Reestructuración y Reforma del Servicio de Impuestos Internos de 1998), la Privacy Act of 1974 (Ley de Confidencialidad de Información de 1974) y la Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 (Ley de Reducción de Trámites de 1980) requieren que, cuando le solicitemos información, le informemos primero sobre cuál es nuestro derecho legal para solicitar esa información, por qué la estamos solicitando, cómo se usará la información, qué podría suceder si no la recibimos y si su respuesta es voluntaria, necesaria para obtener un beneficio u obligatoria conforme a la ley. Search irs gov freefile Una explicación completa sobre este tema puede encontrarse en las instrucciones de los formularios. Search irs gov freefile Servicio a los contribuyentes. Search irs gov freefile  Puede hacer una cita para recibir ayuda en persona en el Centro de Ayuda al Contribuyente más conveniente en el día laborable que más le convenga. Search irs gov freefile Vea el tema titulado Cómo Obtener Ayuda con los Impuestos , al final de esta publicación. Search irs gov freefile Mandato para preparadores de impuestos sobre el sistema e-file. Search irs gov freefile  La mayoría de los preparadores de impuestos remunerados que preparan y presentan declaraciones tienen que presentar electrónicamente por medio del sistema e-file. Search irs gov freefile Puede ser que su preparador le comunique sobre este requisito y las opciones que están a disposición suya. Search irs gov freefile Inspector General del Tesoro para la Administración Tributaria. Search irs gov freefile   Si desea denunciar confidencialmente la mala conducta, ineficacia, el fraude o abuso cometido por un empleado del IRS, puede llamar al 1-800-366-4484 (1-800-877-8339 para personas sordas, con limitación auditiva o que tienen impedimentos del habla, y que usen equipo TTY/TDD). Search irs gov freefile Puede mantenerse anónimo. Search irs gov freefile Fotografías de niños desaparecidos. Search irs gov freefile  El IRS se enorgullece en colaborar con el National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (Centro Nacional de Búsqueda de Niños Desaparecidos y Explotados). Search irs gov freefile Las fotografías de niños desaparecidos que han sido seleccionadas por el Centro pueden aparacer en esta publicación en páginas que de otra manera estarían en blanco. Search irs gov freefile Usted puede ayudar a que estos niños regresen a sus hogares mirando sus fotografías y llamando al número gratuito 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) si reconoce a un niño. Search irs gov freefile Introduction Esta publicación abarca las reglas generales para la presentación de una declaración federal de impuestos sobre el ingreso. Search irs gov freefile La publicación complementa la información contenida en las instrucciones para el formulario de impuestos. Search irs gov freefile Igualmente explica las leyes tributarias para asegurar que usted pague sólo los impuestos que adeuda y nada más. Search irs gov freefile Cómo está organizada esta publicación. Search irs gov freefile   Esta publicación sigue de cerca el Formulario 1040, U. Search irs gov freefile S. Search irs gov freefile Individual Income Tax Return (Declaración de impuestos de los Estados Unidos sobre los ingresos personales), disponible en inglés. Search irs gov freefile Está dividida en seis partes que abarcan distintas secciones del Formulario 1040. Search irs gov freefile Cada parte está subdividida en capítulos que normalmente explican una línea del formulario. Search irs gov freefile No se preocupe si presenta el Formulario 1040A o el Formulario 1040EZ. Search irs gov freefile Todo lo que está incluido en una línea de cualquiera de ambos formularios se incluye también en el Formulario 1040. Search irs gov freefile   La tabla de contenido que aparece al comienzo de esta publicación y el índice que aparece al final le servirán de utilidad para encontrar la información que necesite. Search irs gov freefile Qué se incluye en esta publicación. Search irs gov freefile   Esta publicación comienza con las reglas para la presentación de una declaración de impuestos. Search irs gov freefile La publicación explica: Quién tiene que presentar una declaración, Qué formulario se debe utilizar para declarar los impuestos, Cuándo es la fecha de vencimiento de la declaración, Cómo presentar su declaración usando el sistema electrónico e-file y Otra información general. Search irs gov freefile Esta publicación le ayudará a identificar el estado civil para propósitos de la declaración al cual tiene derecho. Search irs gov freefile Del mismo modo, le ayudará a determinar si puede reclamar algún dependiente y si los ingresos que recibe están sujetos a impuestos. Search irs gov freefile La publicación también explica la deducción estándar, las clases de gastos que quizás pueda deducir y varios créditos que quizás pueda tomar para reducir sus impuestos. Search irs gov freefile   A lo largo de la publicación, hay ejemplos que muestran cómo se aplican las leyes tributarias en situaciones típicas. Search irs gov freefile También hay organigramas y tablas en la publicación que presentan información tributaria en una manera fácil de entender. Search irs gov freefile   Muchos de los temas que se tratan en esta publicación son explicados en mayor detalle en otras publicaciones del IRS. Search irs gov freefile Se hace referencia a dichas publicaciones y se indica si están disponibles en español o en inglés. Search irs gov freefile Iconos. Search irs gov freefile   En la publicación se utilizan pequeños símbolos gráficos, o sea iconos, para llamar su atención a información especial. Search irs gov freefile Vea la Tabla 1 , más adelante, para una explicación de cada icono usado en esta publicación. Search irs gov freefile Qué no se incluye en esta publicación. Search irs gov freefile   Algunos materiales que le podrían ser útiles no se incluyen en esta publicación pero pueden encontrarse en el folleto de instrucciones del formulario de impuestos. Search irs gov freefile Esto incluye listas que identifican lo siguiente: Dónde declarar ciertas partidas que aparecen en documentos informativos y Temas tributarios grabados (temas TeleTax). Search irs gov freefile   Si opera su propio negocio o si tiene otros ingresos del trabajo por cuenta propia, tales como del cuidado de niños o la venta de artesanía, vea las siguientes publicaciones para más información: Publicación 334, Tax Guide for Small Business (For Individuals Who Use Schedule C or C-EZ) (Guía tributaria para pequeños negocios (para personas que usen el Anexo C o C-EZ)), en inglés. Search irs gov freefile Publicación 535, Business Expenses (Gastos de negocios), en inglés. Search irs gov freefile Publicación 587, Business Use of Your Home (Including Use by Daycare Providers) (Uso comercial de su vivienda (incluyendo el uso por proveedores del cuidado de niños)), en inglés. Search irs gov freefile Ayuda del IRS. Search irs gov freefile   Existen muchas maneras en que puede obtener ayuda del IRS. Search irs gov freefile Éstas se explican bajo el tema titulado Cómo Obtener Ayuda con los Impuestos , al final de esta publicación. Search irs gov freefile Comentarios y sugerencias. Search irs gov freefile   Agradeceremos sus comentarios acerca de esta publicación, así como sus sugerencias para ediciones futuras. Search irs gov freefile   Puede enviar sus comentarios a la dirección siguiente:  Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Search irs gov freefile NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   Contestamos muchas cartas por teléfono. Search irs gov freefile Por lo tanto, sería útil que incluyera en la correspondencia su número de teléfono, con el código de área, en donde nos podamos comunicar con usted durante el día. Search irs gov freefile   Usted nos puede enviar comentarios desde la página web www. Search irs gov freefile irs. Search irs gov freefile gov/formspubs, en inglés, seleccionando Comment on Tax Forms and Publications (Enviar comentarios sobre los formularios y publicaciones de impuestos), bajo la sección More Information (Información adicional). 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Search irs gov freefile Publication 526 - Main Content Table of Contents Organizations That Qualify To Receive Deductible ContributionsTypes of Qualified Organizations Contributions You Can DeductContributions From Which You Benefit Expenses Paid for Student Living With You Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Giving Services Expenses of Whaling Captains Contributions You Cannot DeductContributions to Individuals Contributions to Nonqualified Organizations Contributions From Which You Benefit Value of Time or Services Personal Expenses Appraisal Fees Contributions to Donor-Advised Funds Partial Interest in Property Contributions of PropertyContributions Subject to Special Rules Determining Fair Market Value Giving Property That Has Decreased in Value Giving Property That Has Increased in Value Penalty When To DeductChecks. Search irs gov freefile Text message. Search irs gov freefile Credit card. Search irs gov freefile Pay-by-phone account. Search irs gov freefile Stock certificate. Search irs gov freefile Promissory note. Search irs gov freefile Option. Search irs gov freefile Borrowed funds. Search irs gov freefile Conditional gift. Search irs gov freefile Limits on Deductions50% Limit 30% Limit Special 30% Limit for Capital Gain Property 20% Limit Special 50% Limit for Qualified Conservation Contributions How To Figure Your Deduction When Limits Apply Records To KeepCash Contributions Noncash Contributions Out-of-Pocket Expenses How To ReportReporting expenses for student living with you. Search irs gov freefile Total deduction over $500. Search irs gov freefile Deduction over $5,000 for one item. Search irs gov freefile Vehicle donations. Search irs gov freefile Clothing and household items not in good used condition. Search irs gov freefile Easement on building in historic district. Search irs gov freefile Deduction over $500,000. Search irs gov freefile How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics Organizations That Qualify To Receive Deductible Contributions You can deduct your contributions only if you make them to a qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile Most organizations, other than churches and governments, must apply to the IRS to become a qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile How to check whether an organization can receive deductible charitable contributions. Search irs gov freefile   You can ask any organization whether it is a qualified organization, and most will be able to tell you. Search irs gov freefile Or go to IRS. Search irs gov freefile gov. Search irs gov freefile Click on “Tools” and then on “Exempt Organizations Select Check” (www. Search irs gov freefile irs. Search irs gov freefile gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Exempt-Organizations-Select-Check). Search irs gov freefile This online tool will enable you to search for qualified organizations. Search irs gov freefile You can also call the IRS to find out if an organization is qualified. Search irs gov freefile Call 1-877-829-5500. Search irs gov freefile People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability and who have access to TTY/TDD equipment can call 1-800-829-4059. Search irs gov freefile Deaf or hard of hearing individuals can also contact the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service at www. Search irs gov freefile gsa. Search irs gov freefile gov/fedrelay. Search irs gov freefile Types of Qualified Organizations Generally, only the following types of organizations can be qualified organizations. Search irs gov freefile A community chest, corporation, trust, fund, or foundation organized or created in or under the laws of the United States, any state, the District of Columbia, or any possession of the United States (including Puerto Rico). Search irs gov freefile It must, however, be organized and operated only for charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. Search irs gov freefile Certain organizations that foster national or international amateur sports competition also qualify. Search irs gov freefile War veterans' organizations, including posts, auxiliaries, trusts, or foundations, organized in the United States or any of its possessions (including Puerto Rico). Search irs gov freefile Domestic fraternal societies, orders, and associations operating under the lodge system. Search irs gov freefile (Your contribution to this type of organization is deductible only if it is to be used solely for charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. Search irs gov freefile ) Certain nonprofit cemetery companies or corporations. Search irs gov freefile (Your contribution to this type of organization is not deductible if it can be used for the care of a specific lot or mausoleum crypt. Search irs gov freefile ) The United States or any state, the District of Columbia, a U. Search irs gov freefile S. Search irs gov freefile possession (including Puerto Rico), a political subdivision of a state or U. Search irs gov freefile S. Search irs gov freefile possession, or an Indian tribal government or any of its subdivisions that perform substantial government functions. Search irs gov freefile (Your contribution to this type of organization is deductible only if it is to be used solely for public purposes. Search irs gov freefile ) Example 1. Search irs gov freefile You contribute cash to your city's police department to be used as a reward for information about a crime. Search irs gov freefile The city police department is a qualified organization, and your contribution is for a public purpose. Search irs gov freefile You can deduct your contribution. Search irs gov freefile Example 2. Search irs gov freefile You make a voluntary contribution to the social security trust fund, not earmarked for a specific account. Search irs gov freefile Because the trust fund is part of the U. Search irs gov freefile S. Search irs gov freefile Government, you contributed to a qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile You can deduct your contribution. Search irs gov freefile Examples. Search irs gov freefile   The following list gives some examples of qualified organizations. Search irs gov freefile Churches, a convention or association of churches, temples, synagogues, mosques, and other religious organizations. Search irs gov freefile Most nonprofit charitable organizations such as the American Red Cross and the United Way. Search irs gov freefile Most nonprofit educational organizations, including the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, colleges, and museums. Search irs gov freefile This also includes nonprofit daycare centers that provide childcare to the general public if substantially all the childcare is provided to enable parents and guardians to be gainfully employed. Search irs gov freefile However, if your contribution is a substitute for tuition or other enrollment fee, it is not deductible as a charitable contribution, as explained later under Contributions You Cannot Deduct . Search irs gov freefile Nonprofit hospitals and medical research organizations. Search irs gov freefile Utility company emergency energy programs, if the utility company is an agent for a charitable organization that assists individuals with emergency energy needs. Search irs gov freefile Nonprofit volunteer fire companies. Search irs gov freefile Nonprofit organizations that develop and maintain public parks and recreation facilities. Search irs gov freefile Civil defense organizations. Search irs gov freefile Canadian charities. Search irs gov freefile   You may be able to deduct contributions to certain Canadian charitable organizations covered under an income tax treaty with Canada. Search irs gov freefile To deduct your contribution to a Canadian charity, you generally must have income from sources in Canada. Search irs gov freefile See Publication 597, Information on the United States-Canada Income Tax Treaty, for information on how to figure your deduction. Search irs gov freefile Mexican charities. Search irs gov freefile   Under the U. Search irs gov freefile S. Search irs gov freefile -Mexico income tax treaty, a contribution to a Mexican charitable organization may be deductible, but only if and to the extent the contribution would have been treated as a charitable contribution to a public charity created or organized under U. Search irs gov freefile S. Search irs gov freefile law. Search irs gov freefile To deduct your contribution to a Mexican charity, you must have income from sources in Mexico. Search irs gov freefile The limits described in Limits on Deductions , later, apply and are figured using your income from Mexican sources. Search irs gov freefile Israeli charities. Search irs gov freefile   Under the U. Search irs gov freefile S. Search irs gov freefile -Israel income tax treaty, a contribution to an Israeli charitable organization is deductible if and to the extent the contribution would have been treated as a charitable contribution if the organization had been created or organized under U. Search irs gov freefile S. Search irs gov freefile law. Search irs gov freefile To deduct your contribution to an Israeli charity, you must have income from sources in Israel. Search irs gov freefile The limits described in Limits on Deductions , later, apply. Search irs gov freefile The deduction is also limited to 25% of your adjusted gross income from Israeli sources. Search irs gov freefile Contributions You Can Deduct Generally, you can deduct contributions of money or property you make to, or for the use of, a qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile A contribution is “for the use of” a qualified organization when it is held in a legally enforceable trust for the qualified organization or in a similar legal arrangement. Search irs gov freefile The contributions must be made to a qualified organization and not set aside for use by a specific person. Search irs gov freefile If you give property to a qualified organization, you generally can deduct the fair market value of the property at the time of the contribution. Search irs gov freefile See Contributions of Property , later. Search irs gov freefile Your deduction for charitable contributions generally cannot be more than 50% of your adjusted gross income (AGI), but in some cases 20% and 30% limits may apply. Search irs gov freefile In addition, the total of your charitable contributions deduction and certain other itemized deductions may be limited. Search irs gov freefile See Limits on Deductions , later. Search irs gov freefile Table 1 in this publication gives examples of contributions you can and cannot deduct. Search irs gov freefile Contributions From Which You Benefit If you receive a benefit as a result of making a contribution to a qualified organization, you can deduct only the amount of your contribution that is more than the value of the benefit you receive. Search irs gov freefile Also see Contributions From Which You Benefit under Contributions You Cannot Deduct, later. Search irs gov freefile If you pay more than fair market value to a qualified organization for goods or services, the excess may be a charitable contribution. Search irs gov freefile For the excess amount to qualify, you must pay it with the intent to make a charitable contribution. Search irs gov freefile Example 1. Search irs gov freefile You pay $65 for a ticket to a dinner-dance at a church. Search irs gov freefile Your entire $65 payment goes to the church. Search irs gov freefile The ticket to the dinner-dance has a fair market value of $25. Search irs gov freefile When you buy your ticket, you know its value is less than your payment. Search irs gov freefile To figure the amount of your charitable contribution, subtract the value of the benefit you receive ($25) from your total payment ($65). Search irs gov freefile You can deduct $40 as a charitable contribution to the church. Search irs gov freefile Example 2. Search irs gov freefile At a fundraising auction conducted by a charity, you pay $600 for a week's stay at a beach house. Search irs gov freefile The amount you pay is no more than the fair rental value. Search irs gov freefile You have not made a deductible charitable contribution. Search irs gov freefile Athletic events. Search irs gov freefile   If you make a payment to, or for the benefit of, a college or university and, as a result, you receive the right to buy tickets to an athletic event in the athletic stadium of the college or university, you can deduct 80% of the payment as a charitable contribution. Search irs gov freefile   If any part of your payment is for tickets (rather than the right to buy tickets), that part is not deductible. Search irs gov freefile Subtract the price of the tickets from your payment. Search irs gov freefile You can deduct 80% of the remaining amount as a charitable contribution. Search irs gov freefile Example 1. Search irs gov freefile You pay $300 a year for membership in a university's athletic scholarship program. Search irs gov freefile The only benefit of membership is that you have the right to buy one season ticket for a seat in a designated area of the stadium at the university's home football games. Search irs gov freefile You can deduct $240 (80% of $300) as a charitable contribution. Search irs gov freefile Example 2. Search irs gov freefile The facts are the same as in Example 1 except your $300 payment includes the purchase of one season ticket for the stated ticket price of $120. Search irs gov freefile You must subtract the usual price of a ticket ($120) from your $300 payment. Search irs gov freefile The result is $180. Search irs gov freefile Your deductible charitable contribution is $144 (80% of $180). Search irs gov freefile Charity benefit events. Search irs gov freefile   If you pay a qualified organization more than fair market value for the right to attend a charity ball, banquet, show, sporting event, or other benefit event, you can deduct only the amount that is more than the value of the privileges or other benefits you receive. Search irs gov freefile   If there is an established charge for the event, that charge is the value of your benefit. Search irs gov freefile If there is no established charge, the reasonable value of the right to attend the event is the value of your benefit. Search irs gov freefile Whether you use the tickets or other privileges has no effect on the amount you can deduct. Search irs gov freefile However, if you return the ticket to the qualified organization for resale, you can deduct the entire amount you paid for the ticket. Search irs gov freefile    Even if the ticket or other evidence of payment indicates that the payment is a “contribution,” this does not mean you can deduct the entire amount. Search irs gov freefile If the ticket shows the price of admission and the amount of the contribution, you can deduct the contribution amount. Search irs gov freefile Example. Search irs gov freefile You pay $40 to see a special showing of a movie for the benefit of a qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile Printed on the ticket is “Contribution–$40. Search irs gov freefile ” If the regular price for the movie is $8, your contribution is $32 ($40 payment − $8 regular price). Search irs gov freefile Membership fees or dues. Search irs gov freefile   You may be able to deduct membership fees or dues you pay to a qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile However, you can deduct only the amount that is more than the value of the benefits you receive. Search irs gov freefile   You cannot deduct dues, fees, or assessments paid to country clubs and other social organizations. Search irs gov freefile They are not qualified organizations. Search irs gov freefile Certain membership benefits can be disregarded. Search irs gov freefile   Both you and the organization can disregard the following membership benefits if you get them in return for an annual payment of $75 or less. Search irs gov freefile Any rights or privileges, other than those discussed under Athletic events , earlier, that you can use frequently while you are a member, such as: Free or discounted admission to the organization's facilities or events, Free or discounted parking, Preferred access to goods or services, and Discounts on the purchase of goods and services. Search irs gov freefile Admission, while you are a member, to events open only to members of the organization if the organization reasonably projects that the cost per person (excluding any allocated overhead) is not more than $10. Search irs gov freefile 20. Search irs gov freefile Token items. Search irs gov freefile   You do not have to reduce your contribution by the value of any benefit you receive if both of the following are true. Search irs gov freefile You receive only a small item or other benefit of token value. Search irs gov freefile The qualified organization correctly determines that the value of the item or benefit you received is not substantial and informs you that you can deduct your payment in full. Search irs gov freefile The organization determines whether the value of an item or benefit is substantial by using Revenue Procedures 90-12 and 92-49 and the inflation adjustment in Revenue Procedure 2012–41. Search irs gov freefile Written statement. Search irs gov freefile   A qualified organization must give you a written statement if you make a payment of more than $75 that is partly a contribution and partly for goods or services. Search irs gov freefile The statement must say you can deduct only the amount of your payment that is more than the value of the goods or services you received. Search irs gov freefile It must also give you a good faith estimate of the value of those goods or services. Search irs gov freefile   The organization can give you the statement either when it solicits or when it receives the payment from you. Search irs gov freefile Exception. Search irs gov freefile   An organization will not have to give you this statement if one of the following is true. Search irs gov freefile The organization is: A governmental organization described in (5) under Types of Qualified Organizations , earlier, or An organization formed only for religious purposes, and the only benefit you receive is an intangible religious benefit (such as admission to a religious ceremony) that generally is not sold in commercial transactions outside the donative context. Search irs gov freefile You receive only items whose value is not substantial as described under Token items , earlier. Search irs gov freefile You receive only membership benefits that can be disregarded, as described under Membership fees or dues , earlier. Search irs gov freefile Expenses Paid for Student Living With You You may be able to deduct some expenses of having a student live with you. Search irs gov freefile You can deduct qualifying expenses for a foreign or American student who: Lives in your home under a written agreement between you and a qualified organization (defined later) as part of a program of the organization to provide educational opportunities for the student, Is not your relative (defined later) or dependent (also defined later), and Is a full-time student in the twelfth or any lower grade at a school in the United States. Search irs gov freefile You can deduct up to $50 a month for each full calendar month the student lives with you. Search irs gov freefile Any month when conditions (1) through (3) above are met for 15 or more days counts as a full month. Search irs gov freefile Qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile   For these purposes, a qualified organization can be any of the organizations described earlier under Types of Qualified Organizations , except those in (4) and (5). Search irs gov freefile For example, if you are providing a home for a student as part of a state or local government program, you cannot deduct your expenses as charitable contributions. Search irs gov freefile But see Foster parents under Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Giving Services, later, if you provide the home as a foster parent. Search irs gov freefile Relative. Search irs gov freefile   The term “relative” means any of the following persons. Search irs gov freefile Your child, stepchild, foster child, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild). Search irs gov freefile A legally adopted child is considered your child. Search irs gov freefile Your brother, sister, half brother, half sister, stepbrother, or stepsister. Search irs gov freefile Your father, mother, grandparent, or other direct ancestor. Search irs gov freefile Your stepfather or stepmother. Search irs gov freefile A son or daughter of your brother or sister. Search irs gov freefile A brother or sister of your father or mother. Search irs gov freefile Your son-in-law, daughter-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law. Search irs gov freefile Dependent. Search irs gov freefile   For this purpose, the term “dependent” means: A person you can claim as a dependent, or A person you could have claimed as a dependent except that: He or she received gross income of $3,900 or more, He or she filed a joint return, or You, or your spouse if filing jointly, could be claimed as a dependent on someone else's 2013 return. Search irs gov freefile    Foreign students brought to this country under a qualified international education exchange program and placed in American homes for a temporary period generally are not U. Search irs gov freefile S. Search irs gov freefile residents and cannot be claimed as dependents. Search irs gov freefile Qualifying expenses. Search irs gov freefile   You may be able to deduct the cost of books, tuition, food, clothing, transportation, medical and dental care, entertainment, and other amounts you actually spend for the well-being of the student. Search irs gov freefile Expenses that do not qualify. Search irs gov freefile   You cannot deduct depreciation on your home, the fair market value of lodging, and similar items not considered amounts actually spent by you. Search irs gov freefile Nor can you deduct general household expenses, such as taxes, insurance, and repairs. Search irs gov freefile Reimbursed expenses. Search irs gov freefile   In most cases, you cannot claim a charitable contribution deduction if you are compensated or reimbursed for any part of the costs of having a student live with you. Search irs gov freefile However, you may be able to claim a charitable contribution deduction for the unreimbursed portion of your expenses if you are reimbursed only for an extraordinary or one-time item, such as a hospital bill or vacation trip, you paid in advance at the request of the student's parents or the sponsoring organization. Search irs gov freefile Mutual exchange program. Search irs gov freefile   You cannot deduct the costs of a foreign student living in your home under a mutual exchange program through which your child will live with a family in a foreign country. Search irs gov freefile Reporting expenses. Search irs gov freefile   For a list of what you must file with your return if you deduct expenses for a student living with you, see Reporting expenses for student living with you under How To Report, later. Search irs gov freefile Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Giving Services Table 2. Search irs gov freefile Volunteers' Questions and Answers If you volunteer for a qualified organization, the following questions and answers may apply to you. Search irs gov freefile All of the rules explained in this publication also apply. Search irs gov freefile See, in particular, Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Giving Services . Search irs gov freefile Question Answer I volunteer 6 hours a week in the office of a qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile The receptionist is paid $10 an hour for the same work. Search irs gov freefile Can I deduct $60 a week for my time? No, you cannot deduct the value of your time or services. Search irs gov freefile  The office is 30 miles from my home. Search irs gov freefile Can I deduct any of my car expenses for these trips? Yes, you can deduct the costs of gas and oil that are directly related to getting to and from the place where you volunteer. Search irs gov freefile If you do not want to figure your actual costs, you can deduct 14 cents for each mile. Search irs gov freefile I volunteer as a Red Cross nurse's aide at a hospital. Search irs gov freefile Can I deduct the cost of the uniforms I must wear? Yes, you can deduct the cost of buying and cleaning your uniforms if the hospital is a qualified organization, the uniforms are not suitable for everyday use, and you must wear them when volunteering. Search irs gov freefile I pay a babysitter to watch my children while I volunteer for a qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile Can I deduct these costs? No, you cannot deduct payments for childcare expenses as a charitable contribution, even if you would be unable to volunteer without childcare. Search irs gov freefile (If you have childcare expenses so you can work for pay, see Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Search irs gov freefile ) Although you cannot deduct the value of your services given to a qualified organization, you may be able to deduct some amounts you pay in giving services to a qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile The amounts must be: Unreimbursed, Directly connected with the services, Expenses you had only because of the services you gave, and Not personal, living, or family expenses. Search irs gov freefile Table 2 contains questions and answers that apply to some individuals who volunteer their services. Search irs gov freefile Underprivileged youths selected by charity. Search irs gov freefile   You can deduct reasonable unreimbursed out-of-pocket expenses you pay to allow underprivileged youths to attend athletic events, movies, or dinners. Search irs gov freefile The youths must be selected by a charitable organization whose goal is to reduce juvenile delinquency. Search irs gov freefile Your own similar expenses in accompanying the youths are not deductible. Search irs gov freefile Conventions. Search irs gov freefile   If a qualified organization selects you to attend a convention as its representative, you can deduct your unreimbursed expenses for travel, including reasonable amounts for meals and lodging, while away from home overnight for the convention. Search irs gov freefile However, see Travel , later. Search irs gov freefile   You cannot deduct personal expenses for sightseeing, fishing parties, theater tickets, or nightclubs. Search irs gov freefile You also cannot deduct travel, meals and lodging, and other expenses for your spouse or children. Search irs gov freefile   You cannot deduct your travel expenses in attending a church convention if you go only as a member of your church rather than as a chosen representative. Search irs gov freefile You can, however, deduct unreimbursed expenses that are directly connected with giving services for your church during the convention. Search irs gov freefile Uniforms. Search irs gov freefile   You can deduct the cost and upkeep of uniforms that are not suitable for everyday use and that you must wear while performing donated services for a charitable organization. Search irs gov freefile Foster parents. Search irs gov freefile   You may be able to deduct as a charitable contribution some of the costs of being a foster parent (foster care provider) if you have no profit motive in providing the foster care and are not, in fact, making a profit. Search irs gov freefile A qualified organization must select the individuals you take into your home for foster care. Search irs gov freefile   You can deduct expenses that meet both of the following requirements. Search irs gov freefile They are unreimbursed out-of-pocket expenses to feed, clothe, and care for the foster child. Search irs gov freefile They are incurred primarily to benefit the qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile   Unreimbursed expenses that you cannot deduct as charitable contributions may be considered support provided by you in determining whether you can claim the foster child as a dependent. Search irs gov freefile For details, see Publication 501, Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information. Search irs gov freefile Example. Search irs gov freefile You cared for a foster child because you wanted to adopt her, not to benefit the agency that placed her in your home. Search irs gov freefile Your unreimbursed expenses are not deductible as charitable contributions. Search irs gov freefile Church deacon. Search irs gov freefile   You can deduct as a charitable contribution any unreimbursed expenses you have while in a permanent diaconate program established by your church. Search irs gov freefile These expenses include the cost of vestments, books, and transportation required in order to serve in the program as either a deacon candidate or an ordained deacon. Search irs gov freefile Car expenses. Search irs gov freefile   You can deduct as a charitable contribution any unreimbursed out-of-pocket expenses, such as the cost of gas and oil, directly related to the use of your car in giving services to a charitable organization. Search irs gov freefile You cannot deduct general repair and maintenance expenses, depreciation, registration fees, or the costs of tires or insurance. Search irs gov freefile   If you do not want to deduct your actual expenses, you can use a standard mileage rate of 14 cents a mile to figure your contribution. Search irs gov freefile   You can deduct parking fees and tolls whether you use your actual expenses or the standard mileage rate. Search irs gov freefile   You must keep reliable written records of your car expenses. Search irs gov freefile For more information, see Car expenses under Records To Keep, later. Search irs gov freefile Travel. Search irs gov freefile   Generally, you can claim a charitable contribution deduction for travel expenses necessarily incurred while you are away from home performing services for a charitable organization only if there is no significant element of personal pleasure, recreation, or vacation in the travel. Search irs gov freefile This applies whether you pay the expenses directly or indirectly. Search irs gov freefile You are paying the expenses indirectly if you make a payment to the charitable organization and the organization pays for your travel expenses. Search irs gov freefile   The deduction for travel expenses will not be denied simply because you enjoy providing services to the charitable organization. Search irs gov freefile Even if you enjoy the trip, you can take a charitable contribution deduction for your travel expenses if you are on duty in a genuine and substantial sense throughout the trip. Search irs gov freefile However, if you have only nominal duties, or if for significant parts of the trip you do not have any duties, you cannot deduct your travel expenses. Search irs gov freefile Example 1. Search irs gov freefile You are a troop leader for a tax-exempt youth group and you take the group on a camping trip. Search irs gov freefile You are responsible for overseeing the setup of the camp and for providing adult supervision for other activities during the entire trip. Search irs gov freefile You participate in the activities of the group and enjoy your time with them. Search irs gov freefile You oversee the breaking of camp and you transport the group home. Search irs gov freefile You can deduct your travel expenses. Search irs gov freefile Example 2. Search irs gov freefile You sail from one island to another and spend 8 hours a day counting whales and other forms of marine life. Search irs gov freefile The project is sponsored by a charitable organization. Search irs gov freefile In most circumstances, you cannot deduct your expenses. Search irs gov freefile Example 3. Search irs gov freefile You work for several hours each morning on an archeological dig sponsored by a charitable organization. Search irs gov freefile The rest of the day is free for recreation and sightseeing. Search irs gov freefile You cannot take a charitable contribution deduction even though you work very hard during those few hours. Search irs gov freefile Example 4. Search irs gov freefile You spend the entire day attending a charitable organization's regional meeting as a chosen representative. Search irs gov freefile In the evening you go to the theater. Search irs gov freefile You can claim your travel expenses as charitable contributions, but you cannot claim the cost of your evening at the theater. Search irs gov freefile Daily allowance (per diem). Search irs gov freefile   If you provide services for a charitable organization and receive a daily allowance to cover reasonable travel expenses, including meals and lodging while away from home overnight, you must include in income any part of the allowance that is more than your deductible travel expenses. Search irs gov freefile You may be able to deduct any necessary travel expenses that are more than the allowance. Search irs gov freefile Deductible travel expenses. Search irs gov freefile   These include: Air, rail, and bus transportation, Out-of-pocket expenses for your car, Taxi fares or other costs of transportation between the airport or station and your hotel, Lodging costs, and The cost of meals. Search irs gov freefile Because these travel expenses are not business-related, they are not subject to the same limits as business related expenses. Search irs gov freefile For information on business travel expenses, see Travel in Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses. Search irs gov freefile Expenses of Whaling Captains You may be able to deduct as a charitable contribution any reasonable and necessary whaling expenses you pay during the year to carry out sanctioned whaling activities. Search irs gov freefile The deduction is limited to $10,000 a year. Search irs gov freefile To claim the deduction, you must be recognized by the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission as a whaling captain charged with the responsibility of maintaining and carrying out sanctioned whaling activities. Search irs gov freefile Sanctioned whaling activities are subsistence bowhead whale hunting activities conducted under the management plan of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission. Search irs gov freefile Whaling expenses include expenses for: Acquiring and maintaining whaling boats, weapons, and gear used in sanctioned whaling activities, Supplying food for the crew and other provisions for carrying out these activities, and Storing and distributing the catch from these activities. Search irs gov freefile You must keep records showing the time, place, date, amount, and nature of the expenses. Search irs gov freefile For details, see Revenue Procedure 2006-50, which is on page 944 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2006-47 at www. Search irs gov freefile irs. Search irs gov freefile gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb06-47. Search irs gov freefile pdf. Search irs gov freefile Contributions You Cannot Deduct There are some contributions you cannot deduct and others you can deduct only in part. Search irs gov freefile You cannot deduct as a charitable contribution: A contribution to a specific individual, A contribution to a nonqualified organization, The part of a contribution from which you receive or expect to receive a benefit, The value of your time or services, Your personal expenses, A qualified charitable distribution from an individual retirement arrangement (IRA), Appraisal fees, Certain contributions to donor-advised funds, or Certain contributions of partial interests in property. Search irs gov freefile Detailed discussions of these items follow. Search irs gov freefile Contributions to Individuals You cannot deduct contributions to specific individuals, including the following. Search irs gov freefile Contributions to fraternal societies made for the purpose of paying medical or burial expenses of members. Search irs gov freefile Contributions to individuals who are needy or worthy. Search irs gov freefile You cannot deduct these contributions even if you make them to a qualified organization for the benefit of a specific person. Search irs gov freefile But you can deduct a contribution to a qualified organization that helps needy or worthy individuals if you do not indicate that your contribution is for a specific person. Search irs gov freefile Example. Search irs gov freefile You can deduct contributions to a qualified organization for flood relief, hurricane relief, or other disaster relief. Search irs gov freefile However, you cannot deduct contributions earmarked for relief of a particular individual or family. Search irs gov freefile Payments to a member of the clergy that can be spent as he or she wishes, such as for personal expenses. Search irs gov freefile Expenses you paid for another person who provided services to a qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile Example. Search irs gov freefile Your son does missionary work. Search irs gov freefile You pay his expenses. Search irs gov freefile You cannot claim a deduction for your son's unreimbursed expenses related to his contribution of services. Search irs gov freefile Payments to a hospital that are for a specific patient's care or for services for a specific patient. Search irs gov freefile You cannot deduct these payments even if the hospital is operated by a city, state, or other qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile Contributions to Nonqualified Organizations You cannot deduct contributions to organizations that are not qualified to receive tax-deductible contributions, including the following. Search irs gov freefile Certain state bar associations if: The bar is not a political subdivision of a state, The bar has private, as well as public, purposes, such as promoting the professional interests of members, and Your contribution is unrestricted and can be used for private purposes. Search irs gov freefile Chambers of commerce and other business leagues or organizations. Search irs gov freefile Civic leagues and associations. Search irs gov freefile Communist organizations. Search irs gov freefile Country clubs and other social clubs. Search irs gov freefile Foreign organizations other than certain Canadian, Israeli, or Mexican charitable organizations. Search irs gov freefile (See Canadian charities , Mexican charities , and Israeli charities under Organizations That Qualify To Receive Deductible Contributions, earlier. Search irs gov freefile ) Also, you cannot deduct a contribution you made to any qualifying organization if the contribution is earmarked to go to a foreign organization. Search irs gov freefile However, certain contributions to a qualified organization for use in a program conducted by a foreign charity may be deductible as long as they are not earmarked to go to the foreign charity. Search irs gov freefile For the contribution to be deductible, the qualified organization must approve the program as furthering its own exempt purposes and must keep control over the use of the contributed funds. Search irs gov freefile The contribution is also deductible if the foreign charity is only an administrative arm of the qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile Homeowners' associations. Search irs gov freefile Labor unions. Search irs gov freefile But you may be able to deduct union dues as a miscellaneous itemized deduction, subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit, on Schedule A (Form 1040). Search irs gov freefile See Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions. Search irs gov freefile Political organizations and candidates. Search irs gov freefile Contributions From Which You Benefit If you receive or expect to receive a financial or economic benefit as a result of making a contribution to a qualified organization, you cannot deduct the part of the contribution that represents the value of the benefit you receive. Search irs gov freefile See Contributions From Which You Benefit under Contributions You Can Deduct, earlier. Search irs gov freefile These contributions include the following. Search irs gov freefile Contributions for lobbying. Search irs gov freefile This includes amounts you earmark for use in, or in connection with, influencing specific legislation. Search irs gov freefile Contributions to a retirement home for room, board, maintenance, or admittance. Search irs gov freefile Also, if the amount of your contribution depends on the type or size of apartment you will occupy, it is not a charitable contribution. Search irs gov freefile Costs of raffles, bingo, lottery, etc. Search irs gov freefile You cannot deduct as a charitable contribution amounts you pay to buy raffle or lottery tickets or to play bingo or other games of chance. Search irs gov freefile For information on how to report gambling winnings and losses, see Deductions Not Subject to the 2% Limit in Publication 529. Search irs gov freefile Dues to fraternal orders and similar groups. Search irs gov freefile However, see Membership fees or dues under Contributions From Which You Benefit, earlier. Search irs gov freefile Tuition, or amounts you pay instead of tuition. Search irs gov freefile You cannot deduct as a charitable contribution amounts you pay as tuition even if you pay them for children to attend parochial schools or qualifying nonprofit daycare centers. Search irs gov freefile You also cannot deduct any fixed amount you must pay in addition to, or instead of, tuition to enroll in a private school, even if it is designated as a “donation. Search irs gov freefile ” Contributions connected with split-dollar insurance arrangements. Search irs gov freefile You cannot deduct any part of a contribution to a charitable organization if, in connection with the contribution, the organization directly or indirectly pays, has paid, or is expected to pay any premium on any life insurance, annuity, or endowment contract for which you, any member of your family, or any other person chosen by you (other than a qualified charitable organization) is a beneficiary. Search irs gov freefile Example. Search irs gov freefile You donate money to a charitable organization. Search irs gov freefile The charity uses the money to purchase a cash value life insurance policy. Search irs gov freefile The beneficiaries under the insurance policy include members of your family. Search irs gov freefile Even though the charity may eventually get some benefit out of the insurance policy, you cannot deduct any part of the donation. Search irs gov freefile Qualified Charitable Distributions A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) is a distribution made directly by the trustee of your individual retirement arrangement (IRA), other than a SEP or SIMPLE IRA, to certain qualified organizations. Search irs gov freefile You must have been at least age 70½ when the distribution was made. Search irs gov freefile Your total QCDs for the year cannot be more than $100,000. Search irs gov freefile If all the requirements are met, a QCD is nontaxable, but you cannot claim a charitable contribution deduction for a QCD. Search irs gov freefile See Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs), for more information about QCDs. Search irs gov freefile Value of Time or Services You cannot deduct the value of your time or services, including: Blood donations to the American Red Cross or to blood banks, and The value of income lost while you work as an unpaid volunteer for a qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile Personal Expenses You cannot deduct personal, living, or family expenses, such as the following items. Search irs gov freefile The cost of meals you eat while you perform services for a qualified organization, unless it is necessary for you to be away from home overnight while performing the services. Search irs gov freefile Adoption expenses, including fees paid to an adoption agency and the costs of keeping a child in your home before adoption is final. Search irs gov freefile However, you may be able to claim a tax credit for these expenses. Search irs gov freefile Also, you may be able to exclude from your gross income amounts paid or reimbursed by your employer for your adoption expenses. Search irs gov freefile See Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses, and its instructions, for more information. Search irs gov freefile You also may be able to claim an exemption for the child. Search irs gov freefile See Exemptions for Dependents in Publication 501 for more information. Search irs gov freefile Appraisal Fees You cannot deduct as a charitable contribution any fees you pay to find the fair market value of donated property. Search irs gov freefile But you can claim them, subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit, as a miscellaneous itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Search irs gov freefile See Deductions Subject to the 2% Limit in Publication 529 for more information. Search irs gov freefile Contributions to Donor-Advised Funds You cannot deduct a contribution to a donor-advised fund if: The qualified organization that sponsors the fund is a war veterans' organization, a fraternal society, or a nonprofit cemetery company, or You do not have an acknowledgment from that sponsoring organization that it has exclusive legal control over the assets contributed. Search irs gov freefile There are also other circumstances in which you cannot deduct your contribution to a donor-advised fund. Search irs gov freefile Generally, a donor-advised fund is a fund or account in which a donor can, because of being a donor, advise the fund how to distribute or invest amounts held in the fund. Search irs gov freefile For details, see Internal Revenue Code section 170(f)(18). Search irs gov freefile Partial Interest in Property Generally, you cannot deduct a contribution of less than your entire interest in property. Search irs gov freefile For details, see Partial Interest in Property under Contributions of Property, later. Search irs gov freefile Contributions of Property If you contribute property to a qualified organization, the amount of your charitable contribution is generally the fair market value of the property at the time of the contribution. Search irs gov freefile However, if the property has increased in value, you may have to make some adjustments to the amount of your deduction. Search irs gov freefile See Giving Property That Has Increased in Value , later. Search irs gov freefile For information about the records you must keep and the information you must furnish with your return if you donate property, see Records To Keep and How To Report , later. Search irs gov freefile Contributions Subject to Special Rules Special rules apply if you contribute: Clothing or household items, A car, boat, or airplane, Taxidermy property, Property subject to a debt, A partial interest in property, A fractional interest in tangible personal property, A qualified conservation contribution, A future interest in tangible personal property, Inventory from your business, or A patent or other intellectual property. Search irs gov freefile These special rules are described next. Search irs gov freefile Clothing and Household Items You cannot take a deduction for clothing or household items you donate unless the clothing or household items are in good used condition or better. Search irs gov freefile Exception. Search irs gov freefile   You can take a deduction for a contribution of an item of clothing or a household item that is not in good used condition or better if you deduct more than $500 for it and include a qualified appraisal of it with your return. Search irs gov freefile Household items. Search irs gov freefile   Household items include: Furniture and furnishings, Electronics, Appliances, Linens, and Other similar items. Search irs gov freefile   Household items do not include: Food, Paintings, antiques, and other objects of art, Jewelry and gems, and Collections. Search irs gov freefile Fair market value. Search irs gov freefile   To determine the fair market value of these items, use the rules under Determining Fair Market Value , later. Search irs gov freefile Cars, Boats, and Airplanes The following rules apply to any donation of a qualified vehicle. Search irs gov freefile A qualified vehicle is: A car or any motor vehicle manufactured mainly for use on public streets, roads, and highways, A boat, or An airplane. Search irs gov freefile Deduction more than $500. Search irs gov freefile   If you donate a qualified vehicle with a claimed fair market value of more than $500, you can deduct the smaller of: The gross proceeds from the sale of the vehicle by the organization, or The vehicle's fair market value on the date of the contribution. Search irs gov freefile If the vehicle's fair market value was more than your cost or other basis, you may have to reduce the fair market value to figure the deductible amount, as described under Giving Property That Has Increased in Value , later. Search irs gov freefile Form 1098-C. Search irs gov freefile   You must attach to your return Copy B of the Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes, (or other statement containing the same information as Form 1098-C) you received from the organization. Search irs gov freefile The Form 1098-C (or other statement) will show the gross proceeds from the sale of the vehicle. Search irs gov freefile   If you e-file your return, you must: Attach Copy B of Form 1098-C to Form 8453, U. Search irs gov freefile S. Search irs gov freefile Individual Income Tax Transmittal for an IRS e-file Return, and mail the forms to the IRS, or Include Copy B of Form 1098-C as a pdf attachment if your software program allows it. Search irs gov freefile   If you do not attach Form 1098-C (or other statement), you cannot deduct your contribution. Search irs gov freefile    You must get Form 1098-C (or other statement) within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle. Search irs gov freefile But if exception 1 or 2 (described later) applies, you must get Form 1098-C (or other statement) within 30 days of your donation. Search irs gov freefile Filing deadline approaching and still no Form 1098-C. Search irs gov freefile   If the filing deadline is approaching and you still do not have a Form 1098-C, you have two choices. Search irs gov freefile Request an automatic 6-month extension of time to file your return. Search irs gov freefile You can get this extension by filing Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U. Search irs gov freefile S. Search irs gov freefile Individual Income Tax Return. Search irs gov freefile For more information, see the instructions for Form 4868. Search irs gov freefile File the return on time without claiming the deduction for the qualified vehicle. Search irs gov freefile After receiving the Form 1098-C, file an amended return, Form 1040X, Amended U. Search irs gov freefile S. Search irs gov freefile Individual Income Tax Return, claiming the deduction. Search irs gov freefile Attach Copy B of Form 1098-C (or other statement) to the amended return. Search irs gov freefile Exceptions. Search irs gov freefile   There are two exceptions to the rules just described for deductions of more than $500. Search irs gov freefile Exception 1—vehicle used or improved by organization. Search irs gov freefile   If the qualified organization makes a significant intervening use of or material improvement to the vehicle before transferring it, you generally can deduct the vehicle's fair market value at the time of the contribution. Search irs gov freefile But if the vehicle's fair market value was more than your cost or other basis, you may have to reduce the fair market value to get the deductible amount, as described under Giving Property That Has Increased in Value , later. Search irs gov freefile The Form 1098-C (or other statement) will show whether this exception applies. Search irs gov freefile    Exception 2—vehicle given or sold to needy individual. Search irs gov freefile   If the qualified organization will give the vehicle, or sell it for a price well below fair market value, to a needy individual to further the organization's charitable purpose, you generally can deduct the vehicle's fair market value at the time of the contribution. Search irs gov freefile But if the vehicle's fair market value was more than your cost or other basis, you may have to reduce the fair market value to get the deductible amount, as described under Giving Property That Has Increased in Value , later. Search irs gov freefile The Form 1098-C (or other statement) will show whether this exception applies. Search irs gov freefile   This exception does not apply if the organization sells the vehicle at auction. Search irs gov freefile In that case, you cannot deduct the vehicle's fair market value. Search irs gov freefile Example. Search irs gov freefile Anita donates a used car to a qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile She bought it 3 years ago for $9,000. Search irs gov freefile A used car guide shows the fair market value for this type of car is $6,000. Search irs gov freefile However, Anita gets a Form 1098-C from the organization showing the car was sold for $2,900. Search irs gov freefile Neither exception 1 nor exception 2 applies. Search irs gov freefile If Anita itemizes her deductions, she can deduct $2,900 for her donation. Search irs gov freefile She must attach Form 1098-C and Form 8283 to her return. Search irs gov freefile Deduction $500 or less. Search irs gov freefile   If the qualified organization sells the vehicle for $500 or less and exceptions 1 and 2 do not apply, you can deduct the smaller of: $500, or The vehicle's fair market value on the date of the contribution. Search irs gov freefile But if the vehicle's fair market value was more than your cost or other basis, you may have to reduce the fair market value to get the deductible amount, as described under Giving Property That Has Increased in Value , later. Search irs gov freefile   If the vehicle's fair market value is at least $250 but not more than $500, you must have a written statement from the qualified organization acknowledging your donation. Search irs gov freefile The statement must contain the information and meet the tests for an acknowledgment described under Contributions of $250 or More under Records To Keep, later. Search irs gov freefile Fair market value. Search irs gov freefile   To determine a vehicle's fair market value, use the rules described under Determining Fair Market Value , later. Search irs gov freefile Donations of inventory. Search irs gov freefile   The vehicle donation rules just described do not apply to donations of inventory. Search irs gov freefile For example, these rules do not apply if you are a car dealer who donates a car you had been holding for sale to customers. Search irs gov freefile See Inventory , later. Search irs gov freefile Taxidermy Property If you donate taxidermy property to a qualified organization, your deduction is limited to your basis in the property or its fair market value, whichever is less. Search irs gov freefile This applies if you prepared, stuffed, or mounted the property or paid or incurred the cost of preparing, stuffing, or mounting the property. Search irs gov freefile Your basis for this purpose includes only the cost of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the property. Search irs gov freefile Your basis does not include transportation or travel costs. Search irs gov freefile It also does not include the direct or indirect costs for hunting or killing an animal, such as equipment costs. Search irs gov freefile In addition, it does not include the value of your time. Search irs gov freefile Taxidermy property means any work of art that: Is the reproduction or preservation of an animal, in whole or in part, Is prepared, stuffed, or mounted to recreate one or more characteristics of the animal, and Contains a part of the body of the dead animal. Search irs gov freefile Property Subject to a Debt If you contribute property subject to a debt (such as a mortgage), you must reduce the fair market value of the property by: Any allowable deduction for interest you paid (or will pay) that is attributable to any period after the contribution, and If the property is a bond, the lesser of: Any allowable deduction for interest you paid (or will pay) to buy or carry the bond that is attributable to any period before the contribution, or The interest, including bond discount, receivable on the bond that is attributable to any period before the contribution, and that is not includible in your income due to your accounting method. Search irs gov freefile This prevents you from deducting the same amount as both investment interest and a charitable contribution. Search irs gov freefile If the recipient (or another person) assumes the debt, you must also reduce the fair market value of the property by the amount of the outstanding debt assumed. Search irs gov freefile The amount of the debt is also treated as an amount realized on the sale or exchange of property for purposes of figuring your taxable gain (if any). Search irs gov freefile For more information, see Bargain Sales under Giving Property That Has Increased in Value, later. Search irs gov freefile Partial Interest in Property Generally, you cannot deduct a charitable contribution of less than your entire interest in property. Search irs gov freefile Right to use property. Search irs gov freefile   A contribution of the right to use property is a contribution of less than your entire interest in that property and is not deductible. Search irs gov freefile Example 1. Search irs gov freefile You own a 10-story office building and donate rent-free use of the top floor to a charitable organization. Search irs gov freefile Because you still own the building, you have contributed a partial interest in the property and cannot take a deduction for the contribution. Search irs gov freefile Example 2. Search irs gov freefile Mandy White owns a vacation home at the beach that she sometimes rents to others. Search irs gov freefile For a fund-raising auction at her church, she donated the right to use the vacation home for 1 week. Search irs gov freefile At the auction, the church received and accepted a bid from Lauren Green equal to the fair rental value of the home for 1 week. Search irs gov freefile Mandy cannot claim a deduction because of the partial interest rule. Search irs gov freefile Lauren cannot claim a deduction either, because she received a benefit equal to the amount of her payment. Search irs gov freefile See Contributions From Which You Benefit , earlier. Search irs gov freefile Exceptions. Search irs gov freefile   You can deduct a charitable contribution of a partial interest in property only if that interest represents one of the following items. Search irs gov freefile A remainder interest in your personal home or farm. Search irs gov freefile A remainder interest is one that passes to a beneficiary after the end of an earlier interest in the property. Search irs gov freefile Example. Search irs gov freefile You keep the right to live in your home during your lifetime and give your church a remainder interest that begins upon your death. Search irs gov freefile You can deduct the value of the remainder interest. Search irs gov freefile An undivided part of your entire interest. Search irs gov freefile This must consist of a part of every substantial interest or right you own in the property and must last as long as your interest in the property lasts. Search irs gov freefile But see Fractional Interest in Tangible Personal Property , later. Search irs gov freefile Example. Search irs gov freefile You contribute voting stock to a qualified organization but keep the right to vote the stock. Search irs gov freefile The right to vote is a substantial right in the stock. Search irs gov freefile You have not contributed an undivided part of your entire interest and cannot deduct your contribution. Search irs gov freefile A partial interest that would be deductible if transferred to certain types of trusts. Search irs gov freefile A qualified conservation contribution (defined later). Search irs gov freefile For information about how to figure the value of a contribution of a partial interest in property, see Partial Interest in Property Not in Trust in Publication 561. Search irs gov freefile Fractional Interest in Tangible Personal Property You cannot deduct a charitable contribution of a fractional interest in tangible personal property unless all interests in the property are held immediately before the contribution by: You, or You and the qualifying organization receiving the contribution. Search irs gov freefile If you make an additional contribution later, the fair market value of that contribution will be determined by using the smaller of: The fair market value of the property at the time of the initial contribution, or The fair market value of the property at the time of the additional contribution. Search irs gov freefile Tangible personal property is defined later under Future Interest in Tangible Personal Property . Search irs gov freefile A fractional interest in property is an undivided portion of your entire interest in the property. Search irs gov freefile Example. Search irs gov freefile An undivided one-quarter interest in a painting that entitles an art museum to possession of the painting for 3 months of each year is a fractional interest in the property. Search irs gov freefile Recapture of deduction. Search irs gov freefile   You must recapture your charitable contribution deduction by including it in your income if both of the following statements are true. Search irs gov freefile You contributed a fractional interest in tangible personal property after August 17, 2006. Search irs gov freefile You do not contribute the rest of your interests in the property to the original recipient or, if it no longer exists, another qualified organization on or before the earlier of: The date that is 10 years after the date of the initial contribution, or The date of your death. Search irs gov freefile   Recapture is also required if the qualified organization has not taken substantial physical possession of the property and used it in a way related to the organization's purpose during the period beginning on the date of the initial contribution and ending on the earlier of: The date that is 10 years after the date of the initial contribution, or The date of your death. Search irs gov freefile Additional tax. Search irs gov freefile   If you must recapture your deduction, you must also pay interest and an additional tax equal to 10% of the amount recaptured. Search irs gov freefile Qualified Conservation Contribution A qualified conservation contribution is a contribution of a qualified real property interest to a qualified organization to be used only for conservation purposes. Search irs gov freefile Qualified organization. Search irs gov freefile   For purposes of a qualified conservation contribution, a qualified organization is: A governmental unit, A publicly supported charity, or An organization controlled by, and operated for the exclusive benefit of, a governmental unit or a publicly supported charity. Search irs gov freefile The organization also must have a commitment to protect the conservation purposes of the donation and must have the resources to enforce the restrictions. Search irs gov freefile   A publicly supported charity is an organization of the type described in (1) under Types of Qualified Organizations , earlier, that normally receives a substantial part of its support, other than income from its exempt activities, from direct or indirect contributions from the general public or from governmental units. Search irs gov freefile Qualified real property interest. Search irs gov freefile   This is any of the following interests in real property. Search irs gov freefile Your entire interest in real estate other than a mineral interest (subsurface oil, gas, or other minerals, and the right of access to these minerals). Search irs gov freefile A remainder interest. Search irs gov freefile A restriction (granted in perpetuity) on the use that may be made of the real property. Search irs gov freefile Conservation purposes. Search irs gov freefile   Your contribution must be made only for one of the following conservation purposes. Search irs gov freefile Preserving land areas for outdoor recreation by, or for the education of, the general public. Search irs gov freefile Protecting a relatively natural habitat of fish, wildlife, or plants, or a similar ecosystem. Search irs gov freefile Preserving open space, including farmland and forest land, if it yields a significant public benefit. Search irs gov freefile The open space must be preserved either for the scenic enjoyment of the general public or under a clearly defined federal, state, or local governmental conservation policy. Search irs gov freefile Preserving a historically important land area or a certified historic structure. Search irs gov freefile Building in registered historic district. Search irs gov freefile   If a building in a registered historic district is a certified historic structure, a contribution of a qualified real property interest that is an easement or other restriction on the exterior of the building is deductible only if it meets all of the following conditions. Search irs gov freefile The restriction must preserve the entire exterior of the building (including its front, sides, rear, and height) and must prohibit any change to the exterior of the building that is inconsistent with its historical character. Search irs gov freefile You and the organization receiving the contribution must enter into a written agreement certifying, under penalty of perjury, that the organization: Is a qualified organization with a purpose of environmental protection, land conservation, open space preservation, or historic preservation, and Has the resources to manage and enforce the restriction and a commitment to do so. Search irs gov freefile You must include with your return: A qualified appraisal, Photographs of the building's entire exterior, and A description of all restrictions on development of the building, such as zoning laws and restrictive covenants. Search irs gov freefile   If you claimed the rehabilitation credit for the building for any of the 5 years before the year of the contribution, your charitable deduction is reduced. Search irs gov freefile For more information, see Form 3468, Investment Credit, and Internal Revenue Code section 170(f)(14). Search irs gov freefile   If you claim a deduction of more than $10,000, your deduction will not be allowed unless you pay a $500 filing fee. Search irs gov freefile See Form 8283-V, Payment Voucher for Filing Fee Under Section 170(f)(13), and its instructions. Search irs gov freefile You may be able to deduct the filing fee as a miscellaneous itemized deduction, subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit, on Schedule A (Form 1040). Search irs gov freefile See Deductions Subject to the 2% Limit in Publication 529 for more information. Search irs gov freefile More information. Search irs gov freefile   For information about determining the fair market value of qualified conservation contributions, see Publication 561. Search irs gov freefile For information about the limits that apply to deductions for this type of contribution, see Limits on Deductions , later. Search irs gov freefile For more information about qualified conservation contributions, see Regulations section 1. Search irs gov freefile 170A-14. Search irs gov freefile Future Interest in Tangible Personal Property You cannot deduct the value of a charitable contribution of a future interest in tangible personal property until all intervening interests in and rights to the actual possession or enjoyment of the property have either expired or been turned over to someone other than yourself, a related person, or a related organization. Search irs gov freefile But see Fractional Interest in Tangible Personal Property , earlier, and Tangible personal property put to unrelated use , later. Search irs gov freefile Related persons include your spouse, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, and parents. Search irs gov freefile Related organizations may include a partnership or corporation in which you have an interest, or an estate or trust with which you have a connection. Search irs gov freefile Tangible personal property. Search irs gov freefile   This is any property, other than land or buildings, that can be seen or touched. Search irs gov freefile It includes furniture, books, jewelry, paintings, and cars. Search irs gov freefile Future interest. Search irs gov freefile   This is any interest that is to begin at some future time, regardless of whether it is designated as a future interest under state law. Search irs gov freefile Example. Search irs gov freefile You own an antique car that you contribute to a museum. Search irs gov freefile You give up ownership, but retain the right to keep the car in your garage with your personal collection. Search irs gov freefile Because you keep an interest in the property, you cannot deduct the contribution. Search irs gov freefile If you turn the car over to the museum in a later year, giving up all rights to its use, possession, and enjoyment, you can take a deduction for the contribution in that later year. Search irs gov freefile Inventory If you contribute inventory (property you sell in the course of your business), the amount you can deduct is the smaller of its fair market value on the day you contributed it or its basis. Search irs gov freefile The basis of contributed inventory is any cost incurred for the inventory in an earlier year that you would otherwise include in your opening inventory for the year of the contribution. Search irs gov freefile You must remove the amount of your charitable contribution deduction from your opening inventory. Search irs gov freefile It is not part of the cost of goods sold. Search irs gov freefile If the cost of donated inventory is not included in your opening inventory, the inventory's basis is zero and you cannot claim a charitable contribution deduction. Search irs gov freefile Treat the inventory's cost as you would ordinarily treat it under your method of accounting. Search irs gov freefile For example, include the purchase price of inventory bought and donated in the same year in the cost of goods sold for that year. Search irs gov freefile A special rule applies to certain donations of food inventory. Search irs gov freefile See Food Inventory, later. Search irs gov freefile Patents and Other Intellectual Property If you donate intellectual property to a qualified organization, your deduction is limited to the basis of the property or the fair market value of the property, whichever is smaller. Search irs gov freefile Intellectual property means any of the following: Patents. Search irs gov freefile Copyrights (other than a copyright described in Internal Revenue Code sections 1221(a)(3) or 1231(b)(1)(C)). Search irs gov freefile Trademarks. Search irs gov freefile Trade names. Search irs gov freefile Trade secrets. Search irs gov freefile Know-how. Search irs gov freefile Software (other than software described in Internal Revenue Code section 197(e)(3)(A)(i)). Search irs gov freefile Other similar property or applications or registrations of such property. Search irs gov freefile Additional deduction based on income. Search irs gov freefile   You may be able to claim additional charitable contribution deductions in the year of the contribution and years following, based on the income, if any, from the donated property. Search irs gov freefile   The following table shows the percentage of income from the property that you can deduct for each of your tax years ending on or after the date of the contribution. Search irs gov freefile In the table, “tax year 1,” for example, means your first tax year ending on or after the date of the contribution. Search irs gov freefile However, you can take the additional deduction only to the extent the total of the amounts figured using this table is more than the amount of the deduction claimed for the original donation of the property. Search irs gov freefile   After the legal life of the intellectual property ends, or after the 10th anniversary of the donation, whichever is earlier, no additional deduction is allowed. Search irs gov freefile The additional deductions cannot be taken for intellectual property donated to certain private foundations. Search irs gov freefile Tax year Deductible percentage 1 100% 2 100% 3 90% 4 80% 5 70% 6 60% 7 50% 8 40% 9 30% 10 20% 11 10% 12 10% Reporting requirements. Search irs gov freefile   You must inform the organization at the time of the donation that you intend to treat the donation as a contribution subject to the provisions just discussed. Search irs gov freefile   The organization is required to file an information return showing the income from the property, with a copy to you. Search irs gov freefile This is done on Form 8899, Notice of Income From Donated Intellectual Property. Search irs gov freefile Determining Fair Market Value This section discusses general guidelines for determining the fair market value of various types of donated property. Search irs gov freefile Publication 561 contains a more complete discussion. Search irs gov freefile Fair market value is the price at which property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither having to buy or sell, and both having reasonable knowledge of all the relevant facts. Search irs gov freefile Used clothing. Search irs gov freefile   The fair market value of used clothing and other personal items is usually far less than the price you paid for them. Search irs gov freefile There are no fixed formulas or methods for finding the value of items of clothing. Search irs gov freefile   You should claim as the value the price that buyers of used items actually pay in used clothing stores, such as consignment or thrift shops. Search irs gov freefile      Also see Clothing and Household Items , earlier. Search irs gov freefile Example. Search irs gov freefile    Kristin donated a coat to a thrift store operated by her church. Search irs gov freefile She paid $300 for the coat 3 years ago. Search irs gov freefile Similar coats in the thrift store sell for $50. Search irs gov freefile The fair market value of the coat is $50. Search irs gov freefile Kristin's donation is limited to $50. Search irs gov freefile Household items. Search irs gov freefile   The fair market value of used household items, such as furniture, appliances, and linens, is usually much lower than the price paid when new. Search irs gov freefile These items may have little or no market value because they are in a worn condition, out of style, or no longer useful. Search irs gov freefile For these reasons, formulas (such as using a percentage of the cost to buy a new replacement item) are not acceptable in determining value. Search irs gov freefile   You should support your valuation with photographs, canceled checks, receipts from your purchase of the items, or other evidence. Search irs gov freefile Magazine or newspaper articles and photographs that describe the items and statements by the recipients of the items are also useful. Search irs gov freefile Do not include any of this evidence with your tax return. Search irs gov freefile   If the property is valuable because it is old or unique, see the discussion under Paintings, Antiques, and Other Objects of Art in Publication 561. Search irs gov freefile   Also see Clothing and Household Items , earlier. 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