IRS Tools: Tax Deductible Charitable Donations Search

Taxpayers can now check if their charitable donation is tax deductible by using the IRS’ TEOS tool. As stated on the IRS website, the “Tax Exempt Organization Search” gives taxpayers the chance to search for tax exempt organizations and charities. This allows one to determine if any donations made can be considered tax deductible chartable contributions.

The IRS website also lists some features and functions of the TEOS tool below:

  • It provides information about an organization’s federal tax status and filings.
  • Donors can use it to confirm that an organization is tax-exempt and eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.
  • Users can find out if an organization had its tax-exempt status revoked.
  • Organizations are searchable by legal name or a doing business as name on file with the IRS.
  • The search results are sortable by name, Employee Identification Number, state and country.

The website also states that “users can also download complete lists of organizations eligible to receive deductible contributions, auto-revoked organizations and e-Postcard filers using links on the Tax Exempt Organization Search page of IRS.gov.”

For more information, please use the following links:
Tax Exempt Organization Search: Frequently Asked Questions
How the CARES Act changes deducting charitable contributions
Interactive Tax Assistant, Can I Deduct my Charitable Contributions

Sources:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/heres-how-taxpayers-can-check-if-their-charitable-donation-is-tax-deductible

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/tax-exempt-organization-search