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My question is regarding the possibility of deducting time/services provided to a charitable organization. In my situation, I am an IT independent consultant and I have been providing my services to a church for no charge.

You can only deduct the value of your time if you similarly report the value of that time as income. Since that is not to your advantage (since you would have to pay self-employment tax on the income and it would raise your AGI for various phase out calculations), you cannot deduct the value of your time.

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