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Subject:  Charitable Missionary Life Date:  6/26/2013  3:10 PM
Author:  JLC Number:  118755 of 121585

Had a thought this AM while thinking about retirement, income, and taxes.

I do medical missionary work on a regular basis, so I know that certain expenses can be "written off" as charitable deductions. Basically the cost of getting there and staying there but not my professional services.

What would I be able to "write off" if I retired and spent 9 months a year in Nicaragua (or various places) doing medical mission work? Would I be able to count housing, food, etc., as charitable donations for that extended period of time? Isn't there a percentage limit, say I can only donate up to X% of my income?

Just curious.

JLC
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