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My wife is a voice model (she works for a local wireless communications company) and her cousin, a public school teacher, asked her to record some material from science textbooks for her learning disabled students. My wife afforded to record and edit the recordings for discounted rate of $10 an hour. She estimated that it would take 80 hours to do everything they wanted but the school can only afford about $300. Can she donate the remainder of the service to the school, get a receipt, and deduct it as a charitable donation to the school? From my reading, I can't tell if you can count services for which you are normally paid as a deductible donation. Thanks!
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