Special tax deduction helps you give up to $600 to charity, even if you don’t itemize

Ordinarily, when you choose to take the standard deduction, you cannot claim a deduction for your charitable contributions. But a new temporary law change now permits you to claim a limited deduction on your 2021 federal income tax returns for cash contributions made to qualifying charitable organizations, including Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA. Nearly 90% of taxpayers now take the standard deduction and could potentially qualify. To take advantage of the deduction, please act before Friday, Dec. 31.
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Your tax-deductible contribution helps us support some of the most vulnerable communities in countries all over the world, such as Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.
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