THE CARES ACT AND CHARITABLE GIVING
This act has many facets and also makes certain modifications to help facilitate philanthropic contributions to worthwhile organizations such as St. Paul VI Catholic High School. Specific provisions of the CARES Act related to charitable giving are referenced below. As always, please consider discussing with your professional tax advisor.
$300 CHARITABLE DEDUCTION
Even if you do not itemize deductions on your taxes, your gift can reduce your 2021 taxable income by up to $300 ($600 for couples). This special benefit has been extended for 2021.
100% DEDUCTION ALLOWANCE FOR CASH GIFTS
Also extended for the 2021 tax year, individuals may deduct cash gifts up to 100% of their adjusted gross income (AGI) compared to the typical 60% allowance.
IRA DISTRIBUTIONS FOR DONORS AGE 70½ OR OLDER
Though the required minimum distribution (RMD) is temporarily suspended for 2021, gifts from an IRA rollover or qualified charitable distribution (QCD) will continue to reduce your taxable income (up to $100,000), especially if you do not itemize your deductions.