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[[My company allows me to contribute to the United Way through automatic payroll deposits.]]

Good for you, Janus. Good for you!!

[[ This
is the first year I have done this and I was wondering do I need to prove this deduction to the IRS?]]

Your final year end pay stub will most likely show your year to date contribution to the United Way via your payroll deductions. Easy.

[[ The deduction is not over $250. Will I need a receipt of some kind to prove this.]]

Nope...not at all...other than your pay stub to show that you DID give the donation.

But also remember that the $250 limitation is for any one gift at any one time. If you give $50/month for 12 months, your deduction will be $600, and you will not be in violation of the $250 limitation requirements, since each separate gift was less than $250. I just wanted to make sure that you were clear on that point.

Hope this helps...
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