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Is it true donate for a cause - time share can be a write off

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Is it true donate for a cause - time share can be a write off? and are they a true company ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Wallstreet Esq. replied 3 years ago.

Wallstreet Esq. :

Hello I am a licensed attorney here to help you with your question, please review my response and do not hesitate to ask for clarificatiON.

Wallstreet Esq. :

If you cannot sell the timeshare or rent out the unit, a donation to a charity does reap some tax beenfits.

Wallstreet Esq. :

If donating a deeded timeshare, the deductible contribution amount will normally be equal to the Fair Market Value (FMV) on the date of donation.

Wallstreet Esq. :

However, if you donate the unit, your proceeds will come from the tax savings associated with your tax deduction. If you are in a 28% tax bracket, your tax savings will be approximately 28% of the value of the unit. Thus, if you could sell your week for $5,000, you would net $5,000 before considering selling costs. But your tax savings from a donation would be only $1,400 (28% of $5,000). The price at which you can sell the unit is normally about the same "fair market value" as what your charitable deduction should be for a donation of the week.

Wallstreet Esq. :

The tax benefits are minimal but if you have no chaoice it may help you get rid of the yearly fees you pay as well

Customer:

Are donate for a cause a good company

Wallstreet Esq. :

What is the exact name of the company?

Customer:

donate for a cause donation or Resorte Closings,Ink 3901 trakker trail sw # XXXXX ozeman,T59718 phone # XXXXX /p>

Customer:

Bozeman

Customer:

MT

Wallstreet Esq. :

http://www.donateforacause.org/press.html

Wallstreet Esq. :

From my review it states they are a 501 c3 organization, and looks legitimate, I would have them send you documentation and references as well before you commit to their program.

Customer:

they have sent me paper work can I send it to you

Wallstreet Esq. :

We cannot review it here, but you should ask them for phone numbers of customers and I would contact them specifically and see how they act.

Wallstreet Esq. :

If you want to check the federal status, it is possible to check on line at www.guidestar.org, which contains the Form 990 tax information returns for most charities in the country but is not an official list, or on the IRS website, which provides the official list. The most direct way, of course, is to ask the organization. If it is a charity and files a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF tax information return, it is obligated to give you a copy.

Wallstreet Esq. :

If they are truly a charity the IRS will confirm it.

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