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I donated $14,000 to some relatives after an inheritance

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I donated $14,000 to some relatives after an inheritance check came to me. Could I have deducted my donation from my income on federal taxes?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

No deduction are allowed for gift to specific persons or for gifts that benefit specific persons.

Expert:  Lev replied 1 year ago.

So - NO deductions are allowed in your situation.

However - under some circumstances - you might be able to claim that relative as your dependent.

Sorry if you expected differently...