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Subject:  Re: Itemized charitable deduct question Date:  12/17/2012  5:37 PM
Author:  ptheland Number:  117142 of 124815

You cannot arbitrarily choose to carry forward charitable deductions. They are deductible only in the year of contribution.

The carryover provision is for the situation when your contributions are greater than the allowed limitation (20%, 30% or 50% of AGI, depending on the type of contribution and the recipient organization).

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