Donating Household Clutter and Taking a Tax Deduction

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While I love the instant cash that you can get from a yard sale, this year a tax deduction will have to do. It's been awhile since I've taken a tax deduction over having a yard sale, so I did a little research. Unfortunately not everything in your home is considered a tax deduction if donated. There are rules to follow when taking a tax deduction for your donated items. Do not include any of this evidence with your tax return."

Tax & Investment Planning Resources at E*TRADE’s Online Tax and Education Centers

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Are you busy with last minute tax preparations for 2014? Or maybe you have already submitted your taxes, but you’re thinking about how you can maximize your deductions for 2015? There are many things to consider when it comes to taxes, especially when you add investments into the mix. Do you know what tax-advantaged investment options are available to you? Topics like taxes and investing can be very intimidating. 2014 Year End Tax Planning Resources.

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JCPenney Give Back Box: Declutter and Donate by Mail

Couponing 101

Once donation centers opened back up after quarantine, they were inundated with items. But that led to a problem: warehouses filled up too quickly and many stores were forced to close to donations. If you cleaned your house and put aside gently used items to donate, you might not have anywhere to donate them. When you print the label, you can even choose to receive a receipt so that you can deduct your donations on your taxes.

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Amazon: TurboTax Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 ONLY $49.80 (Reg $60)

For the Mommas

Amazon: TurboTax Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 ONLY $49.80 (Reg $60). Handle even the toughest tax situations with TurboTax Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 that is available for ONLY $49.80, down from $60 at Amazon. Features: TurboTax Deluxe + State is recommended if you own your own home, donated to charity, have significant education or medical expenses, have child related expenses or have a lot of deductions and need to file a federal and/or state income tax return.

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Purge Closets for Year End Tax Donations + Drop-off Site Round-up

Birmingham Bargain Mom

Clean out the closets and play rooms to make a donation. Don't forget a receipt for your donation. Bargains Deals Christmas

CVS Shopping for Donations Week of 4/24 ~ Operation Christmas Child Items

Simply CVS

Not too big of a week for donation shopping at CVS this week, but I was able to get just a few things for my Operation Christmas Child stockpile. 46 each so just tax and $.57 4 24 ad cvs operation Christmas child donationsIf I had access to a lot of coupons I would have been able to get more. The Dove was free with coupons and the Mentos were on clearance for $.46 57 (which I paid for with extra bucks--so free really). I'd love to get more of.

3 Simple Office Supplies for Smooth Tax Prep

Family Balance Sheet

We have our 2011 tax meeting this week with our accountant. We own an S corporation and have a few employees, so we have a CPA prepare our taxes every year. Honestly, he is worth his weight in gold; the tax rules make my head spin. I'm in close contact with their office through out the year, so there are never any surprises at tax time. In all honesty, tax season goes fairly smoothly for us. All of that paperwork is then filed with our tax returns.

Tips for Preparing and Filing Your Income Tax

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Guest Post Author Bio: Manny Davis is a tax professional and writer for Back Taxes Help , a site that provides individuals with tax tips, news, guidance, IRS tax help , and more throughout the entire year. It is income tax time yet again, the season of dread for so many people. If you are one of those individuals who becomes over anxious at tax time and stresses about getting your taxes filed on time, you are not alone. Self-Employed Tax Filing.

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Saved 73% on My $5 CVSing for Charity Shopping Trip Week of 5/25/2014: Toothpaste, Candy & Cereal to Share

Simply CVS

I''m really enjoying the CVS deals on cereal lately for my donations. Total Retail Price of Products: $ 18.92 Total Paid (excludes tax): $ 4.97 (no prices include tax) Total Savings: $ 13.95 (73%) Transaction #1: 3 -- M&M''s. $5 5 CVSing for Charity Challenge cvs shopping donations This week I also scored some great candy deals and stayed under my $5. Here''s my $5 CVSing for Sharing shopping trip for the CVS weekly ad of May 25, 2014.

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$12 for 6-Pack of Kettle Corn With $2 Donation to Back-To-School Program

Nicoles Nickels

For every purchase, $2 will be donated to programs providing back to school supplies to children in need. May not be applied to taxes. Retail Deals $12 for 6-Pack of Kettle Corn With $2 Donation to Back-To-School ProgramEnjoy gourmet kettle corn made from the finest ingredients—while supporting a great cause with this deal from Mamasource! Pay just $12 for a 6-pack of Kettle Corn from Colby’s Kettle Corn !

My $5 CVSing for Charity Shopping Trip Week of 4/20/2014: $22.55 Total Retail

Simply CVS

Total Paid (excludes tax): $ 5.00 (see details below) Total Savings: $ 17.55 5 CVSing for Charity Challenge cvs shopping donations Here''s my $5 CVSing for Charity Challenge shopping trip for the CVS weekly ad of April 20, 2014. My original shopping list with three transactions planned worked perfectly! Total Retail Price of Products: $ 22.55 I used these two current printable coupons: Transaction #1: Buy: 2 --. $5

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Give Now, Save Later: How Charitable Giving Affects Taxes

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The end of the year brings festive feelings and a need to donate, considering it’s the holidays. The urge to contribute to charitable causes comes with the need to give before the end of the year to qualify for tax deductions. Find Out Which Nonprofits are Qualified for Tax Purposes. It no longer provides Publication 78, a master list of qualified organizations, but you can find out which organizations are tax exempt. Adjusting Your Taxes.

Free Donation Pickup From The Salvation Army | Make Room For The Holidays & Help Those In Need

Saving Everyday

One of the things I love about donating to the Salvation Army , is that they will come and pick it all up for you! Not to mention, you’re helping those in need AND it’s a tax write off! Commonly donated goods include: Appliances. The post Free Donation Pickup From The Salvation Army | Make Room For The Holidays & Help Those In Need appeared first on Saving Everyday.

Caring Causes: Wreaths Across America

Motherhood Moments

In the last two years, by partnering with AT&T veterans , WAA has been able to offer a pilot “Text to Donate” program that is allowing donors in several states to sponsor a veteran’s wreath for a family member or loved one from the comfort and safety of their own home. All mobile users can obtain a tax receipt for donations made via text message by visiting: [link] receipt/.

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How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you end up in life with assets that you would like to use or from which you need to receive income, yet also want to donate to charity, there may be ways for you to do both. Use a Charitable Remainder Trust to give assets to a qualified charity, get the income tax deduction , avoid estate taxes, avoid capital gains taxes, and still get the good feeling from giving AND get an income for life or a certain number of years. million left tax-free to heirs.”.

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Give to Charity and Help Your Finances

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Tax Advantage You receive a tax advantage when you donate to charity. It’s not the same as a dollar-for-dollar advantage, but in Canada you receive a federal credit and a provincial credit for donating to a qualified charity. In the United States, there is a tax deduction that reduces income, and, by extension, the tax bill. In any case, there is a tax advantage to donating, so giving your money away doesn’t result in a complete monetary loss.

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TurboTax Deluxe + State 2018 with $10 Amazon Gift Card for $49.99

For the Mommas

Amazon has TurboTax Deluxe + State 2018 Tax Software [PC/Mac Disc] [Amazon Exclusive] with $10 Amazon Gift Card for $49.99 (Reg $69.99) with free shipping. TurboTax Deluxe is recommended if you own your own home, donated to charity, have significant education or medical expenses, […]. TurboTax Deluxe + State 2018 with $10 Amazon Gift Card for $49.99

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Giving: Does It Always Have To Be About The Money?

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Whether you are asked to donate to charity , or whether your cousin needs a little help with his finances, we often get hung up on whether or not we have enough cash to help out. Here are some ways that you can give without writing a check: Give your time : Whether you donate time at a charity, or whether you offer to babysit your friend’s children while she looks for a job, the time you give can free up resources.

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Marnie's Coupon-a-ram-a: Do a Budget Check Up

Marnies Coupon-a-rama

Around tax time we always check our various accounts. Your small donation helps us find deals for you! Marnies Coupon-a-ram-a. Saving money by smart shopping and using frugal ideas. Pages. Starting Out. Other Coupon Sites. Insert Preview. Policies/Sites. Coupon Databases. Unadvertise Deals. Website for discounted photo art prints and products. Contact Me. Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Do a Budget Check Up.

How to Give to Charity Without Spending Money

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Most of us use search engines on a regular basis so this is an easy way to help charities to raise money without donating yourself. Donate unwanted items. Donate blood. Donate your eBay profits. Once you’ve sold items on eBay, you can choose to donate some or all of the profit to a designated charity. Donate your tax refund. If you’ve paid too much tax and are due a refund, you can choose to donate it to charity rather than keep it for yourself.

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Amazon Exclusive: Up to $20 Off TurboTax

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Tax season is upon us and if you don’t want to shell out big bucks for a tax advisor, TurboTax is one of your best bets for getting the best tax return without hiring professional help. Even if you don’t know anything about taxes, you can feel confident filling out your tax return on your own with simple, straight-forward questions and step-by-step guides on where to find your tax information.

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How Long Should You Keep Financial Documents

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However, you should print any canceled checks or year-end statements that you would need for tax purposes, ie - charitable contributions, home improvements, business expenses, mortgage payments, etc. Bills - Utility bills can be tossed the following month when you receive your next statement and it shows that the bill was paid, unless you need the bill for tax deduction purposes, then refer to Taxes below. This final number will help to lower your capital gains tax.

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Why We Chose Medi-Share, an affordable solution to traditional health insurance

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The new monthly payment would have left us ‘insurance poor’ On top of that bombshell discovery, we realized the insurance plans that were being offered to us were NOT compatible with a health savings account, a tax deductible savings vehicle offered to those with high deductible health plans. 5) “ Your monthly share payment is not deductible for federal income tax purposes as a charitable donation or as a medical expense. This is NOT a sponsored post.

Turbotax Premier Federal + State 2015 (PC) (Digital Code) ONLY $64.97 (Reg $99.99)

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Get your taxes done right with TurboTax 2015 that is available at Walmart at a sale price of $74.97. Expert answers to your tax questions by phone included. Searches for 350+ deductions and credits, including tax-saving rental property deductions. Retirement tax help and our IRA tool helps you get more money back. Accurately deduct mortgage interest and property taxes. Maximize charitable donations with ItsDeductible.

Wait, Don’t Buy That Yet!

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Since my blog is set up as a business, I could deduct the expense – or at least depreciate the asset over time – reducing my taxes. So, hey, I guess I can take the tax reduction next year as well as this! These get donated to thrift stores or placed in consignment shops so you might keep checking your local stores for these. Now that they failed to keep their resolutions, some folks are deciding to free up space by donating their last years equipment, or selling it.

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3 Ways To Save Money On The Kids’ Back To School Wardrobe

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

You can also take advantage of tax free holidays, and you can set up clothing exchange clubs with your friends. A good way to make friends at your local thrift stores is to bring in your old clothing and donate it. Tax Free Holidays Some cities and towns offer periodic tax free weekends or weeks. Many times these tax free holidays are created specifically for parents who are buying clothing and school supplies for their children.

Apply Minimalist Principles to Your Life, and Reap the Financial Benefits

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Once we made the decisions to get rid of a lot of our possessions (we donated them to the thrift shop), we also decided to be careful about the amount of clutter we brought back in to the house. Not only did we get a tax deduction for our donations, but we also adopted a plan that prevents us from spending on things that will simply clutter up our home again.

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Helping You Stay Safe Through Every Life Stage and Season with Master Lock & $50 Visa Giftcard and Product Giveaway

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Participants are invited to tweet their answer using the hashtag #MasterLockProtects in exchange for a donation to the American Red Cross and entry into a sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 20 prize packs. Your tweet doesn’t just get you an entry- it also counts as a donation that Master Lock will make when you tweet!

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$100 Worth of Wine for only $45

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OneHope donates a portion of its sales proceeds to partner charities, specifying the exact cause and amount during the purchasing process. The voucher can be used towards tax and shipping! Groupon has another great deal on Wine right now! You can get $100 Worth of OneHope Wine for only $45. Looking for other great Online Deals ? Sign up for No More Rack and get $10 off a $20 purchase on your first order! 2009-11 Saving Cents with Sense ™, a website of Saving Sense Media LLC.

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Lean On Me, When You're Not Strong

Work With What You've Got

You can donate any amount of money to her via Paypal by clicking on the “donate now” button in the upper right corner of this blog. I know everyone is tapped out from donating to Haiti-related causes, so I’m giving you the chance to donate and get something nice back. If you buy one of my Teeny Genie necklaces for $50 plus shipping and applicable taxes, I will donate $35 from every purchase to Janet. I’m not going to do a personal style update today.

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How to Talk Estate Plan and Last Wishes with Your Sibling?

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He has spoken of donating to science, but has a burial plot and engraved stone already in place. In the past decade he has been chased by creditors and has back due taxes. He wants to donate his body to science. #476805823 / I have an older brother who has no spouse, no children or other heirs. We are both in our sixties now and have been through the deaths of both Mom and Dad, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and more.

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Dollar General: 10 Cans Of Sheba Cat Food FREE!

For the Mommas

This is such a great deal and if you do not have pets and you have coupons, maybe you can donate them to an animal shelter. Please note: Everyone’s out of pocket may vary due to the differences in taxes. Dollar General: 10 Cans Of Sheba Cat Food FREE! I was very excited when I received word about this awesome deal. I even went out today and did this deal.

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Save Money – Develop Important Home Owner Skills

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Perhaps the county appraiser raised the appraised value of your home, thereby raising the taxes. You will want to know how to challenge the new appraisal and avoid spending more tax money. Sometimes the most financially rewarding scenario is to donate it to a tax deductible charity! This will save you money on any capital gains tax that might be in effect when you sell. Save Taxes: Negotiate A Reduction in Your Assessed Value This post was written by Marie.If

Ways to Make Do With What You Have

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Donate good clothing you really can’t use to a non-profit and bank the tax deduction. Have you heard the old saying: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”? I grew up with this, in theory and in practice. We were poor, Mom and Dad lived every day showing us what it meant to ‘make it do’ and we often ‘did without’ Here are my thoughts on frugal ways to make things do. Take care of your wardrobe to keep it looking work and wear worthy.

Eight Things I Learned After Becoming a Millionaire

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you plan to donate it, will the organization use it for the purpose you intended, or spend it on perks for their employees? How can you best protect it from evaporating into the tax systems? When we are young and poor, a million dollars seems an enormous sum – enough to cure all the ills in our lives!

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Target Toy Clearance

Saving SAHM Sanity

Or if you'd like to donate to charity! Total OOP: $26.81 (including tax) Total savings of: $76.04. You may have heard that the semi annual toy clearance at Target has started. Most stores have already hit 75% off, the remaining few should go to 75% tomorrow. This is a great time to stock up on holiday and b-day gifts. This is what I got today: ~2 Dragon Drenchers originally $9.99 ea I paid $2.48 ea ~60 piece puzzle originally $3.34

Freebie Friday 2/24/12 | Check out What’s Free

For the Mommas

Free Febreeze Set & Refresh: Donate to Troops. FREE TAX SOFTWARE. Free Tax Software for 2012. H&R Block Tax Software. Here are the freebies that should still be available. Let us know if any have expired. FREEBIES. Target: Free Dr. Seuss Storytime – The Lorax. L’Oreal Rewards: Buy 5, Get 1 Free. Amazon: Free Episode of NBC’s “Awake”. Reminder: $10 Credit to Vitacost. Free Pampers Gifts to Grow Code {10 Pts}. Free Quickbooks Simple Start {After Rebate}.

My Best Garage Sale Finds

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you keep your head and are persistent, you can find many things you want or need, all in near perfect condition, for a fraction of the cost with NO TAXES due. But, find one in a high end neighborhood, one where the store sorts through the donations to select only the best. I love a bargain. Years ago, Mom introduced me to the idea of going to garage sales. People sell the darnedest things at their garage sales.

Our Green & Money Savvy Path

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Money changes we’ve made : Do our own taxes online. Donated to sustainable charities. My hubby and I are a dual income family living in a suburban home, but we are not your typical family. We are on a mission to live a more sustainable, frugal, and financially savvy life. Today I wanted to share with you the steps we have taken: Energy saving changes we’ve made : Turn off our computer every night. Replaced incandescent bulbs with LED's.

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Kindergarten to College – Back to School Money Tips

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

learning to give by having them donate last years clothing. When you do, go on tax free day. using tax free days. Here is site that has tax free days by state listed for 2011. This post was written by Marie. . Who wants to think about Back to School when we are mired in the dog days of summer?

Freebie Friday 2/17/12 | Check out What’s Free

For the Mommas

Free Febreeze Set & Refresh: Donate to Troops. FREE TAX SOFTWARE. Free Tax Software for 2012. H&R Block Tax Software. Here are the freebies that should still be available. Let us know if any have expired. FREEBIES. ING Direct Sign Up Bonus – Earn $50. L’Oreal Paris Gold Rewards. Disney Movie Rewards | Add 50 Points. Free Recyclebank Points | Earn up to 65 Points. Free Crest Pro Health Sample {Costco}. Sneakpeeq: Free Scarf Offer.

Totally Money Blog Carnival #18 – 6 Ways to Save Money Edition

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

In fact, my husband and I just revamped our budget so that we can donate to charities even more each month. Tax Debt Help presents Savers Tax Credit: Get Rewarded for Retirement. Jim presents How to Calculate Your Full Effective Tax Rate. Your tax bracket only tells part of the tax story, here’s how you can calculate your real tax burden. Welcome to the 18th edition of the Totally Money Carnival.

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Don’t Recycle, Reuse

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Of course there are personal benefits as well – you save money by not buying or by buying used and you save money by not paying sales taxes for a new item. Before throwing away old clothing, I snip the buttons off and remove working zippers (unless I’m donating the item). Recycling is great for the environment and we should all be doing it (in spite of my title), but reusing is even better.

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