ONALASKA, WISCONSIN (WXOW)-- When you make charitable contributions, always get a receipt if you plan to deduct it from your income tax bill.
Any donations made on or before December 31 count toward your 2012 tax bill, even if a check isn't cashed until after January 1. And if you make any donations above $250 you need to have proper receipts from the organization.
Also, remember that non-cash items also count.
"If you're giving non-cash items, like clothing, furniture, canned goods, you should again get a receipt from the organization, and then some sort of proof of what you paid for that item," said Tammy Becker of Becker Tax and Bookkeeping.
And if you're driving as part of charity work, you can write off charitable mileage at 14 cents a mile.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.