Who receives the tax deduction for a company giving program?

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Tax deductions for a company giving program

With JustGive’s platform and products, your company can run a variety of different giving campaigns to engage employees and customers. All helping you make an impact and meet your corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals.11746126673_99c795bc97_m

As a nonprofit organization, we take care of compliance and offer ways for you to easily conduct a charitable donation or disaster campaign or year-round giving program (matching optional) to inspire giving. We also can partner with you to process donations for an existing campaign. And then there’s our customizable charity gift cards which you can use to reward and thank employees and customers.

Now, when it comes to tax deductions…

Question
Who receives the tax deduction when a company runs a giving program with JustGive for employees or customers?

Answer
5734698907_2021017b24_mIn most cases, your company is eligible for a tax deduction for all donations made through a giving program powered by JustGive. This can depend on the program, though, so contact us for more information.

If your company purchases charity gift cards or claim codes to give to employees or customers, you receive the tax deduction. That deduction cannot be passed along to the recipient.

So giving programs benefit your company in several valuable ways:

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Don’t miss out on a full year of deductions!

Our Director of Programs was born on January 1st and her father always teased her that they missed an entire year of tax deductions.  When my daughter was born, my uncle congratulated me on my “beautiful bundle of tax deductions.” Loving humor aside, I want to make sure I don’t miss out on any opportunities—including those from my charitable giving.

The holidays are winding down, and tax season is right around the corner. JustGive makes it easy to end 2010 on a positive note—with charitable donations that help someone in need and you.

Want a quick way to repeat your 2009 donations?

Start by reviewing your prior year Giving History and select any or all of your past donations and instantly make them again. You can view and print your giving history at any time. It’s perfectly organized for tax purposes.

Start your New Year resolution today

The best way to make an ongoing difference is to make monthly donations to your favorite charities. I find it helps me manage my monthly budget and feel good when I see the posting each month.

Donate and check recurring to give affordably, as little as $10 per month, throughout the year. You can even give anonymously to avoid any unwanted mail or newsletters. Each month, we’ll automatically send your donations to the charities of your choice.

Need the perfect gift for your New Years Eve party host?

A GiveNow charity gift card lets them ring in the New Year by supporting their favorite cause. Instead of adding a stop at the store to my to-do list, I can print the card from home and tuck it in a festive card on my way out the door.

When the clock strikes midnight (if this new Mom can stay up that late!), I’ll know 2011 is a little brighter for myself, and many others.

Pass along the JustGive message. Then visit us on Facebook to share your favorite cause or giving resolution!

Give new hope—Starting with year-end charity

My adorable three-year-old nephew is obsessed. Last year it was Lazytown, this year it’s Star Wars. Santa Claus brought him a Darth Vader costume and a Han Solo costume for Christmas. After Christmas dinner he wanted to watch his favorite movie, Episode IV: A New Hope. Actually it’s a fitting choice as we close out 2009. What is New Year’s but a celebration of new hope?

Take resolutions—aren’t they essentially a hope for a better you? I have my resolutions worked out: I’d like to get in better shape (going to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), spend more time writing (with a two-month-old baby I may be biting off more than I can chew), and do a better job at giving back to my community.

Luckily for me, I can get a head start on one resolution by donating to my favorite causes before the year is out. And if that’s not motivation enough, all my donations made through the end of the year are tax deductible come April.

Giving Local, Giving Global

At JustGive, you can conveniently connect and give to the causes that mean the most to you. With a few clicks, you can easily find charities of choice in your community – whether your community is local or global:

I recently tried a zip code search and found Mental Disabilities Rights Initiative (MDRI). MDRI is creating systemic change through its innovative approach, making a real impact on the day-to-day lives of countless individuals across the globe. According to Eric Rosenthal, the Executive Director for MDRI:

Over the last 15 years MDRI has investigated the living conditions and treatment of people with mental disabilities in dozens of countries in Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. Sad to say, (we) have found serious human rights violations across the globe… Despite these very upsetting findings, (we) are filled with hope. Wherever MDRI has worked, (we) have found courageous and inspiring local activists who are working within their own country to bring about change. MDRI has trained and supported those activists, and is collaborating with them to end abuses.

It sounds like MDRI has already made 2010 more hopeful.

Making it Easy to Give Back

JustGive’s tools make it a cinch to sign in and view your Giving History for a record of previous gifts. Using this history, you can select any or all past donations, and instantly make them again. Your charitable history is available to see and print at any time; perfectly organized for tax purposes.

You can even opt for recurring donations to give on a monthly basis. Just check “Make this a recurring donation” button and every month, we’ll automatically deduct the donation from your account to send your support to chosen charities.

We accept donations for charity as small as $10 and allow you to make any gift anonymously.

You can spread hope throughout 2010. Act now – before the Empire Strikes Back J Donations made through the end of the year are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law!

And ask your friends to join you in making charity count.
– Grant La Rouche