What can a charity volunteer deduct?

If you itemize deductions on your Federal income tax return, and you volunteer for a qualified organization, here’s a quick summary:

  • For the use of your car:
    • 14 cents per mile to and from the Qualified Organization location, or actual variable costs related to that mileage.
    • Plus tolls and parking.
  • Other costs, if they are (i) unreimbursed, and (ii) directly connected with the services you gave, and (iii) incurred only because of the services you gave, and (iv) not personal, living or family expenses.

Lots more about qualified organizations and tax deductions for charity volunteers.

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