02/03/2012 07:11:00 AM EST
Substantiating Charitable Deductions
Taxpayers who claim income tax deductions for charitable
contributions must request and obtain the written acknowledgement from
the charity that the contribution was made. It is due by April 17, 2012,
the time the income tax return is filed. Failure to have the required
substantiation from the charity can void the tax deduction. Below is a
[Name of Donor]
Thank you very much for donating $_________ to Charity
during 2011. This letter acknowledges your generous donation. No goods
or services were received by you in consideration of this gift.
Therefore, the full amount is deductible to the extent allowed by the
Internal Revenue Service regulations.
Thank you for your support.
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