Question

I donate money to my church and would like to know if the IRS considers church tithing tax deductible? If so, is tithing tax deductible in its entirety?

Answer

Charitable donations are tax deductible and the IRS considers church tithing tax deductible as well. To deduct the amount you tithe to your church or place of worship report the amount you donate to qualified charitable organizations, such as churches, on Schedule A.

To claim a tithing tax deductible for cash and check donations, verify your tithing donation amount with one of the following:

  • Bank record
  • Timely written acknowledgment from the church

However, if any of your cash donations were more than $250, you must have a receipt of the contribution from the church. A bank record won’t work as your verification.

 

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