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Jack Owen’s Tax-Exempt Alert NOVEMBER 2020

It is not uncommon for charitable organizations to have suffered financial difficulties this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many charitable organizations at this time of year will look to the generosity of donors to help provide the additional vital resources needed so they can continue to unselfishly serve others.

During this holiday season, charitable organizations who are legally permitted to solicit donations should remember the CARES Act passed earlier this year in response to the current pandemic. Donors who may not otherwise be able to itemize their deductions on their 2020 tax return and who donate to qualifying organizations on or before December 31, 2020 may be able to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions made in 2020. Qualifying organizations are ones which are religious, charitable, educational, scientific or literary in purpose. Additionally, limits on charitable contributions were suspended under the CARES Act. For more information on the CARES Act, you may want to consult our earlier April 14, 2020 Alert. Reminding donors to consider this information could help your qualifying charitable organization by inspiring donors to support you when they may not otherwise do so.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions on this matter or other matters related to your charitable organization.

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Note: This provides general information regarding matters of interest to tax-exempt organizations. Such information is neither legal advice nor legal opinion concerning particular situations. If legal advice or opinion is required, legal counsel should be consulted.

We would be pleased to address any questions you may have regarding the foregoing or any other tax-exempt issues. For further information, please contact Mike Dutkovich (412-765-0535), [email protected]; Susan Ott (412-745-9900), [email protected]; or Jack Owen (412-765-1020), [email protected].

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