tax deductible donationThe holiday season is when many people think about how they can give back, often wanting to donate to a charity. The IRS has a tool that can help figure out if giving to a favorite cause will also give the gift of a tax deduction.

Tax Exempt Organization Search allows users to search for tax-exempt charities. Taxpayers can use this tool to determine if donations they make to an organization are tax-deductible charitable contributions.

Here are some key features and functions of the search tool:

  • It provides information about an organization’s federal tax status and filings.
  • Donors can use it to confirm that an organization is tax-exempt and eligible to receive tax-deductible donations.
  • Users can find out if an organization had its tax-exempt status revoked.
  • Organizations are searchable by legal name or a doing business as name on file with the IRS.
  • The search results are sortable by name, Employee Identification Number, state and country.

Complete lists of organizations eligible to receive deductible contributions, auto-revoked organizations and e-Postcard filers using links can be downloaded on the Tax Exempt Organization Search page of the IRS website.

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David M. Reape CPA
Director, Tax Services