As we discussed in the previous blog, Christmas is a most generous time of the year. Those who are not philanthropic the first 11 months of the year are often overcome by a sense of need to give of their bounty to others. For others it is the time of the year when additional tax deductions are needed, and therefore, they will give a little more to their local House of Worship.
Just because the gift is to a Church does not make it tax deductible. There are rules that must be met if the donation is to be granted tax deductible status.