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Tax experts advice checking status of non-profit before write-off

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Tax experts are reminding taxpayers to be aware of a charity's non-profit status as they consider deducting their charitable donations from 2013-2014. Tax experts are reminding taxpayers to be aware of a charity's non-profit status as they consider deducting their charitable donations from 2013-2014.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Tax experts are reminding taxpayers to be aware of a charity's non-profit status as they consider deducting their charitable donations from 2013-2014.

A charity must be a qualified charity in order for the donation to be a tax deduction.

According to tax experts at Jackson Hewitt, it is the responsibility of the taxpayer to know the status of the charity before writing it off as a deduction.

"It's really up to you as a taxpayer as an individual to find out whether or not the organization you are donating to is a 501c3 organization," said Rona Watson, general manager of Jackson Hewitt.

Watson also offers several other tips for charitable giving tax deductions: http://bit.ly/1muyqrq 

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