Why Donate?

Ask for a New Year’s Bonus Instead of a Christmas Bonus By delaying your bonus by only a week, you can push the payment of taxes on the income 15 months into the future — a year from next April.

Clean Out Your Closets and Donate to Charity You can clean out the old clothes, sporting goods, books, and other household goods that you no longer use and welcome the New Year with new space in your life, and get a quick tax deduction to boot. Document these donations by making a list of the items at the time you donate them. You can use TurboTax It’s Deductible to accurately value your donated goods.

Pay Donations by Credit Card Payments made by credit card are deductible in the year they are charged, not the year they are paid, so you can donate to your favorite charity by December 31 and not pay the bill until next year.

(provided by Intuit Turbo Tax)