CARES Act tax incentives extended — with a boost
Key provisions of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act have been extended into the new year, and, in one case, increased. Here’s what the new stimulus package means for your charitable giving in 2021.
1. An expansion of the universal charitable deduction for cash gifts
The universal charitable deduction has not only been extended but given a well-deserved upgrade. The new deduction is $300 for single filers and $600 for married couples filing jointly. This is available to taxpayers who take the standard deduction for cash gifts to qualified charities (but not to supporting organizations or donor-advised funds).
2. An extension of the cap on deductions for cash contributions
Contributions to public charities are generally limited to a percentage of a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income (AGI). The CARES Act lifted the cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, increasing it from 60% to 100% of AGI for 2020 (and now for 2021). Excess contributions can be carried over to the next five years. (For corporations, the law raised the annual limit from 10% to 25% of taxable income.)
We can help!
To learn more about the renewed and expanded tax incentives for 2021, contact Kendra Latta, Director of Individual Development at 317.819.3528 or KLatta@TheCenterPresents.org
Please note: This information is not intended to serve as tax or accounting advice. Please consult your tax advisor.