February 6, 2009, Newsletter Issue #141: Timing your car donation is everything!

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The timing of your auto donation is critical. All charitable gifts must be made in the tax year for which you are filing the return. To claim a donated auto on your 2005 tax return (due next April 15), you must give it and all supporting documentation to a charity by this coming December 31. If you donate after December 31 of this year, the donation can be deducted for the NEXT tax year.

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