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Any funds that you donate to a 501(c)(3) are tax deductible. You don't need written confirmation from the organization unless the donation is over $250.
You don't need proof that it is a 501(c)(3) so long as you know that it is a 501(c)(3)
Also, the supplies you purchase are an in-kind donation and you can also deduct that. You will will need written confirmation if your total donations to the organization are over $250.
Well, I was concerned since they're EIN is not listed on the IRS "approved" website as tax-deductible.
Are they a 501(c)(3)?
Can I deduct the donation and supplies as a personal or business expense?
It would be a personal donation, which is an itemized deduction
They consider themselves a "charitable and educational organization" - It is a private Catholic school.
The fundraiser is through a gift card program which provides the school a rebate. So if I donated a $10 gift card for a drawing, the school would receive $0.40
Can a business donate to the school, but not in a fundraiser way?
You can deduct what the gift card cost you
so if you bought the gift card for $5 you could only deduct $5 even if the face value is $10
And yes, a business can donate to a school and get a deduction as well
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