End-of-year giving tips

by | Dec 18, 2019 | Communications, Ministry Support

End-of-year gifts help even more kids and families experience their worth in Christ. Your donations create environments for individuals to feel safe and receive help to make positive changes in their lives. Your support truly changes lives.

As a nonprofit organization in good standing, we follow IRS rules. To make your gift count towards tax-year 2019, here are some tips to keep in mind.

Check by mail: If you’re mailing a check through the post office, your donation is good for tax-year 2019 only if the postmark on your envelope is before midnight on Tuesday, December 31. That’s the standard to conform with the Treasury Department’s delivered-when- mailed rule. This rule does not apply to UPS, FedEx or other private mail services.

Note: Don’t just drop your envelope in your mailbox as it might not get postmarked until January 2. If you’re working against the clock, send it registered or certified mail. Keep the receipt and a copy of your canceled check for your file.

Check in person: If you’re in the Wooster area, we’d love to meet you. To make your gift in person, our administration office is open until 5pm on Tuesday, December 31.

Credit card online: If your donation appears on your credit card statement as a December charge, it’s good for 2019. That’s the case even if CCHO doesn’t process the donation and send you a receipt until January. Make your gift at ccho.org/give.

Electronic transfers of securities: When you direct your broker to transfer securities to CCHO, it’s considered a completed donation only when the funds are transferred from your account into another account. Keep in mind that if you are over age 70½, you can make a donation directly from an individual retirement account to a charity.

For more information, please contact Development Director Dan Franks at 330.345.7949, ext 2336 or email franksd@ccho.org.

Tax information sources: Consumer Reports and CNBC

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