Are charitable donations to foreign charities deductible on my U.S. tax return?
In general, these charitable donations will not be deductible on your U.S. tax return. To be deductible, charitable donations need to be made to qualified organizations. A qualified organization is generally one that has received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. If you are unsure, you can ask any organization whether it is a qualified organization, and most will be able to tell you. Or you can use the tool here to search for qualified organizations.
All About Randall Brody
Randall is the Founder of Tax Samaritan, a boutique firm specializing in the preparation of taxes and the resolution of tax problems for Americans living abroad, as well as the other unique tax issues that apply to taxpayers. Here, they help taxpayers save money on their tax returns.