Good News for Charitable Giving in 2020

June 4, 2020 | Giving, News

Earlier this spring, Congress passed legislation including the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act), which provides for a number of economic relief measures aimed at helping individuals, businesses, and nonprofits across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two aspects of the CARES Act that help both nonprofits like MPF and donors:

  • Taxpayers can claim up to $300 in charitable contributions on their federal income tax return, even if they do not itemize deductions.
  • In addition, for those taxpayers who do itemize, the limitation cap on Adjusted Gross Income for claiming charitable deductions, which is usually 50%, has been lifted. This means taxpayers who itemize can claim an unlimited deduction for charitable contributions.

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Information provided by the Land Trust Alliance, of which MPF is a member. Carolina rose (Rosa carolina) with hoverfly (Toxomerus marginatus) at MPF’s La Petite Gemme Prairie photo by James Trager.


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