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I am trying to make sure I understand how one's deductions for charitable contributions can be reduced or limited.

As I underatand it, one may deduct contributions (let's say cash, to make it easy) to charitable organizations in an amount up to 50% of your AGI. is this correct (I'm ignoring the rare 30% case)?

But something I'm confused about is whether there is some kind of reduction based on income (or AGI). Is it the case that deductions have to be greater than a certain % of income to be considered (e.g., only contributions greater than 3% of AGI are considered)?

Any help appreciated.

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