The 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.
Other Helpful Information:
- Tax Exempt Organization Search: Frequently Asked Questions
- How the CARES Act changes deducting charitable contributions
- Interactive Tax Assistant, Can I Deduct my Charitable Contributions