Information about donations
Why support Community Seed?
Community Seed is a volunteer based non-profit corporation based in Santa Cruz CA. All funding for our services and events come from your charitable contributions and the voluntary donations at our events. These events include monthly Open Circles, Beach Cleanups, Energy Walks, A yearly weekend retreat, as well as other Pagan celebrations throughout the year.
Community Seed also provides a free quarterly newsletter, this Website, Our multimedia forum and other community events events throughout the year.
Your help is needed that we may continue serving the Pagan Community in Santa Cruz and the surrounding areas. Please show your support by donating to Community Seed today.
Or mail your check to:
P.O. box 4146
Santa Cruz, Ca. 95062
You will receive a receipt for your donation, please file for your tax records.
Here are some common questions about your charitable donations and tax deductions. Community Seed provides this information for your convenience. As always, consult your own tax or financial advisor before making any personal financial decisions.
When I make a charitable contribution to Community Seed, is that contribution tax-deductible?
- Absolutely! Community Seed qualifies for 501(c)(3) non-profit status from the IRS Â— and that means every donation you give counts as a tax-deductible donation. When you make a donation through our site, be sure to save and/or print the confirmation e-mail you receive from Community Seed for your tax records.
I want my giving to be deductible for this tax year. Do I need to make a donation by a certain time?
- Yes. Any donation you made on or by December 31, 2009 will qualify as a deduction for 2009. Any donations made in 2010 (even at 12:01 a.m. on New Year’s Day) go towards the 2010 tax year.
Do I need to itemize my tax return to get a deduction for charitable giving?
- Yes, you do. Donations are only tax-deductible if you itemize deductions on your tax return. When you file your taxes, you’ll need to itemize your donations on the Schedule A of the 1040 form.
Is it worth the time and effort to itemize just to get a deduction for charitable giving?
- The answer to that varies from person to person. The standard, automatic deduction the IRS provides is $4,550 a year for single people and $7,600 for a married couple filing jointly (2001 amounts); this is more than most people contribute to charity in a year. However, when charitable deductions are added to other potential deductions, including interest on a home mortgage, medical expenses that exceed certain base amounts, or additional deductions you plan to itemize, your charitable donations may help to lower your tax bill. As with any major tax decision, confer with your own tax or financial advisor so you’re sure you get the most out of all your deductions.
When I donate, will I get a receipt?
- When you donate to Community Seed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail, which will serve as your receipt. You should always keep a hard copy of your receipt for your tax records.
Help from the IRS:
This charitable donation guide explains:
- How to claim a deduction for your donations.
- Organizations qualified to receive deductible donations.
- Types of contributions you can deduct.
- How much you can deduct.
- What records to keep.
- How to report charitable contributions.
- General questions about gifts and charitable contributions.
We thank you very kindly for your donation.