Tax season tips: Don’t forget this above-the-line deduction

U.S. Wealth Management of Boston |

Lawmakers provided a special, temporary deduction for some individuals who made cash donations to charity in 2020.

Individuals who donated to qualifying charities last year may be eligible for a special tax deduction – even if they don’t itemize.

The CARES Act provided for a temporary above-the-line deduction of up to $300 for people who made cash donations to charity in 2020 and also plan to claim the standard deduction.

Starting in 2021, the deduction was extended and enhanced, including a deduction of up to $600 for joint filers.


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