How do I know if my donation is deductible?
Taxpayers making donations may be able to deduct them on their tax return. As people are deciding where to make their donations, the IRS has a tool that may help.

Tax-Exempt Organization Search 
is an online search tool that allows users to search for and select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings.

Here are four facts about 
Tax-Exempt Organization Search:
  • Donors can use it to confirm an organization is tax exempt and eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. 
  • Users can find out if an organization had its tax-exempt status automatically revoked. A common reason for this is that the organization did not file its Form 990 for 3 consecutive years.
  • Tax-Exempt Organization Search does not list certain organizations that may be eligible to receive tax-deductible donations. This includes churches, organizations in a group ruling, and governmental entities. 
  • An organization’s “doing business as” name is not searchable. Search using an organization’s legal name instead. 
  • Taxpayers can also use the Interactive Tax Assistant, Can I Deduct my Charitable Contributions? to help determine if a charitable contribution is deductible. 
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