A: The most common forms of legal gift are cash or securities given to charities. There is no deduction for these gifts, except in very limited circumstances. So, if you want the IRS to consider your donation a gift instead of income, try avoiding any mention of “income” or “tax purposes. Give it directly to the charity without mentioning anything about tax deductions! Or ask the nonprofit organization if they would accept your gift on its own terms (without any acknowledgment that it is taxable). If they say yes, then give them the money and don’t worry about whether there is an explicit statement that they will not be taking a deduction for this gift. Otherwise, follow the instructions below!
Q: What are some other options?
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