Consider an End-of-Year Donation to Turning for Home, Inc.
Due to this special provision, many people may not realize that if they make a cash donation to a qualifying charity before the end of 2021, they can get a deduction of up to $300. Even better, it’s easy to report when filing Form 1040 in 2022 electronically. The deduction lowers both adjusted gross income and taxable income – translating into tax savings for those making donations to qualifying tax-exempt organizations.
Deductions for Individual Charitable Cash Donations up to $600
Just like last year, individuals, including married individuals filing separate returns, who take the standard deduction can claim a deduction of up to $300 on their 2021 federal income tax for their charitable cash contributions made to certain qualifying charitable organizations. For married individuals filing a joint return, the maximum deduction is increased to $600.
Under the temporary law, taxpayers don’t need to itemize deductions on their tax returns to take advantage of this, which creates tax-favorable donation options not normally available to about 90 percent of tax filers. Ordinarily, people who choose to take the standard deduction cannot claim a deduction for their charitable contributions.