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As a sole proprietor can I deduct my church contributions on

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As a sole proprietor can I deduct my church contributions on Schedule C since I do not file a Schedule A? If so, where on the schedule do I show it?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Merlo replied 8 years ago.

HelloCustomer

 

No, unfortunately you cannot deduct your church contributions on Schedule C. Schedule C is to be used strictly for reporting income and expenses related to your business.

 

If you are unable to file Schedule A for itemized deductions, then you will not be able to take a deduction for your church contributions. I am giving you a link below to the IRS regulation which outlines this requirement.

 

I wish I could have given you a better solution, but those are the current regulations.

 

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Thank you.

 

http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=164997,00.html

 

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