Understanding the New CARES Act Charitable Tax Provisions

The new CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act is designed to help you, businesses and nonprofits facing economic hardship during the coronavirus pandemic.

The CARES Act includes several charitable tax provisions to encourage giving.

These include:

  1. A new deduction for charitable donors who do not itemize when filing their tax returns. If you do not itemize but make a gift to charity, you will be allowed to take a special tax deduction, up to $300, to reduce your tax liability.
  2. An increase in the deduction limit up to 100% of a donor's annual income for cash gifts (previously, the deduction was capped at 60% of annual income). If you make a gift you will be able to deduct more this year.
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