Millions of Americans will contribute to their favorite charities on Giving Tuesday (November 28), and throughout the holiday season. Charitable donations are often described as tax-deductible, but whether you can claim a deduction for your contribution depends on several factors.
You generally must itemize deductions on your tax return to claim a deduction for charitable donations, therefore your donation will not be deductible if you use the standard deduction. If you do itemize deductions, you may generally deduct donations of money or property to any eligible tax-exempt charity. If you are unsure whether an organization qualifies to receive tax-deductible donations, the IRS Tax-Exempt Organization Search tool (link below) can help.
Tax-Exempt Organization Search: https://www.irs.gov/charit…/tax-exempt-organization-search