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Iowa Deduction for Charitable Mileage

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , , |

Image courtesy of user Maialisa on Pixabay.com Iowa allows taxpayers to take an extra itemized deduction for charitable mileage. Here’s how it works. Background On federal tax returns, taxpayers who itemize deductions can take a deduction for mileage driven for charitable purposes. The deduction is equal to 14 cents per mile. (Note: this amount [...]

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Glossary: Itemized Deductions

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , , |

Itemized deductions are an optional deduction taxpayers can take on tax returns for things such as medical expenses, property taxes, mortgage interest, and charitable contributions.

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Reminder: There’s No Such Thing as a $500 Non-Cash Charitable Contribution “Standard Deduction”

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , |

This comes up every tax season and seems to be something people don't understand. On Schedule A, for itemized deductions, there's no such thing as a "$500 standard deduction for non-cash charitable contributions."

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Proper Documentation of Charitable Contributions

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , |

Questions often arise about how to properly document charitable contributions. Here’s a brief overview.

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S-Corporations and Charitable Contributions: A Brief Overview

By | November 7th, 2016|Categories: Small Business Tax and Accounting|Tags: , , , |

The tax treatment of charitable contributions made by an S-corporation is something that clients sometimes question. Here's a brief overview.

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