For a cash donation of any amount, you must have a written record. That can be a canceled check, a bank or credit card statement entry, or a receipt from the charity. With no written record, you can not deduct a donation.
Can you claim charitable donations in 2020?
If you itemize your tax deductions, you can still deduct charitable donations on your 2020 returns as well. The IRS offers additional guidance on charitable contribution deduction changes for itemizers under the CARES Act.
Can donations be written off?
In general, you can deduct up to 60% of your adjusted gross income via charitable donations (100% if the gifts are in cash), but you may be limited to 20%, 30% or 50% depending on the type of contribution and the organization (contributions to certain private foundations, veterans organizations, fraternal societies, ...
Can I write off a new cell phone purchase?
Your smartphone is on the Internal Revenue Services list of equipment you may write off as a business expense. As long as you use your smartphone mostly for business purposes, the IRS lets you deduct its purchase price and service fees.