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I don't want to get audited and hauled into Tax Court, but I don't want to miss out on legitimate deductions that will save me money. I'd like to know if there are any publications explaining what can and can't be deducted. Has anyone written up case studies of what is/is not allowed, or a detailed guide of some kind?

IRS Publication 526 is your best IRS guideline. I'm not aware of any compilation of case law, but it's really not rocket science, assuming you're not a paid employee of the charity. Your out-of-pocket expenses, including mileage, are deductible the same as cash contributions.

Phil Marti
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