ExampleCash Gifts of $250 or More
Thomas wrote a check to Charity in his hometown in the amount of $200. This was a one-time gift to help with a current campaign. He made this gift in addition to his regular gifts to his favorite charities. When tax time rolled around, Thomas wanted to claim his $200 charitable gift as an itemized charitable income tax deduction. Thomas had misplaced his receipt from Charity, but he was able to locate scanned images of both sides of his canceled check through his bank's website. For purposes of claiming a charitable deduction, Thomas obtained sufficient substantiation for his check donation.