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I had a question that might sound Foolish. I been donating food items that have been non perisable to the company I work for Christmas in July food drive. I have register receipts for several hundred dollars worth of food donated. I like to go further out and spend because there's a serious need at the food banks and the shelves at the food bank are quite empty. Can I deduct this when itemizing my taxes?

Thank You for any response.

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I been donating food items that have been non perisable to the company I work for Christmas in July food drive. I have register receipts for several hundred dollars worth of food donated. I like to go further out and spend because there's a serious need at the food banks and the shelves at the food bank are quite empty. Can I deduct this when itemizing my taxes?

Yes. If your non-cash donations total more than $500, you will also need to file Form 8283 detailing what, when, to whom, how much, and how value was determined. In your case, the value would be easy to come up with -- just add up the register receipts for the food you've donated.
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Yes, you can deduct it-assuming that you have enough charitable contributions and other deductions to itemize.

Carson
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You also need receipts from the charity. One of the problems with donating through a company food drive is obtaining a receipt.






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You guys are so awesome helping in this . I have 2 letters from the charitys I given the food to but not on the office. I'll just make sure it don't hit over $500.00

I also want to say a good word about Walmart stores. Cash donated from the unit i'm in bought groceries at the Superwalmart. The manager is letting us get a discount in the form of a gift card so we could buy more. The food bank will just love us for an obtaining our goal.

God bless


Michael aka ohyes
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