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Posted 1/11/17 , edited 1/11/17
I lost the receipt, but uh, when I went to Panda Express, I evened out my total to 10 dollars by donating 50 cents to a children's hospital?

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Posted 1/12/17
what a way, what a wayyyy, to get doxxed
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animegirl2222 wrote:

what a way, what a wayyyy, to get doxxed


lol. Yeah, I think the whole "show your receipts" was taken a bit literally in this case. I don't think anyone is actually going to show a donation receipt in its entirety either way.


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I make donations through the charity auctions at conventions that I attend. In some cases, 100% of that money goes to the charity, but in other cases, it either goes directly back to the con to pay for the next year, or the con skims some off the top and then gives a certain amount to the charity. I donated $1K to Make a Wish last year and $2K to the charities that Animazement was sponsoring. It's nice when it's fully deductible. Makes donating worth it.


Yeah, every so often an expo/con will end up taking donations for an organization where they'll take anywhere from 2-5% of the initial donation and then the rest goes to the charity they've listed. Seeing as a lot of expos/cons aren't fully funded by investors nor self-sustained through exhibitors, that doesn't bother me too much.

I stopped bothering with tax deductibles on donations since it ended up not being worth it for me. It's nice when it's just a handful of donations - but a lot of charities are too slow to give you an appropriate receipt when it's a local place. Back in Kansas City (I lived there last year), I had made a decent amount of donations - I've already filed my federal taxes (as of two days ago). I still haven't got a receipt from at least 4 charities because it was a per month donations through their site (whereas they normally tally it and send it to you/email it to you). This has been my experience with local charities for the past 7-8 years, so I stopped about 3 years ago.
Posted 1/12/17
Anonymous donations are the most genuine in my opinion.
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I rarely donate but I probably dump $100 into Kiva every month. The whole helping people help themselves vibe appeals to me and 5% of that or so gets ground off to straight donations every time the money cycles through. Quasi receipt - shows the # of loans: https://www.kiva.org/invitedby/alexander3483
Posted 1/12/17

AnimeAddictANN69 wrote:
anyone would like to make the 1st donation?


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I regularly donate clothes and small items to the diabetes association and pay $45 a month with Animals Asia sponsoring a moon bear. I also volunteer at a youth centre near my house. I'm giving free audio engineering lessons to some of the kids at the centre currently. It's been fun.

I also donate to the typical charities that come around during the holidays. But usually everyone does those.

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I'm a poor college student but I usually donate to LGBT advocacy groups and charities, since they don't receive any federal funding, and rarely receive state funding. Most go to fighting conversion therapy, homophobic legislation, shelters, or giving care packages and healthcare to trans people.
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I've heard several charity organizations take a 90% cut of every donation for "Administrative Fees". Meaning money to pay their workers and buy materials for their offices, then the 10% goes towards what you actually donated for. Also, to someone I saw saying donations are fully deductible, I hope they know that if they donate $1,000, they don't get $1,000 back. It reduces their income on their taxes (which drops them to a different tax bracket). So, say you are in the 25% tax bracket, you can claim that $1,000 donation and get a $250 tax deduction. You don't get $1,000 deduction and you certainly do not get that amount back in your refund.
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Khaltazar wrote:
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Exactly. Deducting donations doesn't drop me in a lower bracket at all (even with as much as I donate versus make), so it becomes more of a hassle than it's worth. Easier to just carry on and ignore any tax benefits from donating and donate to donate.
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Khaltazar wrote:

I've heard several charity organizations take a 90% cut of every donation for "Administrative Fees". Meaning money to pay their workers and buy materials for their offices, then the 10% goes towards what you actually donated for. Also, to someone I saw saying donations are fully deductible, I hope they know that if they donate $1,000, they don't get $1,000 back. It reduces their income on their taxes (which drops them to a different tax bracket). So, say you are in the 25% tax bracket, you can claim that $1,000 donation and get a $250 tax deduction. You don't get $1,000 deduction and you certainly do not get that amount back in your refund.


Where did you get that?
My the ATO says:
For gifts of money, the amount donors can claim is the amount of the gift but it must be $2 or more.
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Posted 1/12/17
I donate $20 per month to an atheist organization that fights against religion based stuff on government properties, teaching of creationism in government schools etc. (Freedom From Religion Foundation).

I donate $40 a month to anti-cancer societies. (various ones that catch my fancy)

I donate random money on charity livestreams of gamers I like (Somewhere around $1,500 in 2 years). Those go to various places that the streamer is doing it for.

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