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Charitable Deduction Information Altus OK

In the rush to get tax returns prepared and filed, many people absentmindedly forget to include deductions for contributions to charities. If you itemize deductions on your tax return, this can be an expensive omission. Before claiming your deduction for donations, there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

Jackson Hewitt
(580) 477-2727
1401 N. Main St., Ste. 103
Altus, OK

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Mark W. Heinrich Samuel F. Arndt III
1756 S. Utica Ave. Tulsa, OK 74104
Tulsa / Langley, OK
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Title: Principals
Company: Arndt & Heinrich Financial Services
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Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Registered Investor: Yes
Education
Westmister College/ BA Accounting
University of Oklahoma/ BA Finance
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Years Experience: 20
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Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Business Income Tax Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Disability Insurance,Retirement Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Annuities,Alternative

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Mr. W. Kyle Brownlee (RFC®), CSA
(580) 237-0060
110 N. Indendence
Enid, OK
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Wymer Brownlee Tax & Financial Management
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Years of Experience: 12
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Trustee Service, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Education Plan, Asset Protection, Compensation Plans

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Jackson Hewitt
(405) 942-1980
6900 North May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK

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H&R Block
(918) 742-7577
1420 S LEWIS
TULSA, OK

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James Oplotnik
3621 Northwest 63rd St
Oklahoma City, OK
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Title: President
Company: Access Advisory Group LLC
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Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Registered Investor: Yes
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Years Experience: 24
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Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Medicaid,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Business Income Tax Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning,Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Commission-Only Financial Planning (Full Disclosure),Insuranc

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Ella Teders (RFC®), CFP, RHU
(580) 233-5950
PO Box 3006
Enid, OK
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Teders Financial Center
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Education: B
Years of Experience: 33
Membership
IARFC
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Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CommOptions, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Mr. John G. Gillespie (RFC®), CEP
(405) 491-0235
6632 NW 39th Exp
Bethany, OK
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Access Financial Group, Inc.
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Education: Mr. Gillespie, CEP, RFC®, received his Bachelor of Science degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, in Nashville and is a Certified Estate Planner, Certified Trust Specialist and Registered Financial Consultant. AFG is guided by Mr. Gillespie’s experienc
Years of Experience: 28
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IARFC, NICEP
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Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Precious Metals, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, Compensation Plans

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H&R Block
(405) 631-3613
4400 S WESTERN
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

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H&R Block
(405) 286-6325
12207 N Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK

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Charitable Deduction Information

IRS Charitable Deductions

The tax code in the United States contains many provisions to promote certain behavior. One area of behavior is the promotion of donating to charities through IRS charitable deductions.

In the rush to get tax returns prepared and filed, many people absentmindedly forget to include deductions for contributions to charities. If you itemize deductions on your tax return, this can be an expensive omission.

Pursuant to relevant provisions of the tax code, you can take significant deductions if you donate money or goods to a qualified charity. A qualified charity is one that is registered with the IRS as a 501c3 entity. The 501 designation refers to the relevant section of the tax code.

Importantly, not all charitable organizations are qualified with the IRS. You can go to the IRS web site and search through a list to see if a particular group is included. If they are not, red flags should go be raised.

Before claiming your deduction for donations, there are a couple of things to keep in mind:

1. Politics - You may feel strongly about certain political ideologies, issues or candidates. You can contribute to the causes, but you can't deduct the contributions as charitable giving.

2. You can only deduct contributions actually made for the year in question. If you forgot to claim donations on your tax return for the 2009 year, you cannot claim them on a 2010 return. Instead, you should go back and amend the 2009 return.

3. If you make a contribution for a good or service, you can only deduct the amount you contribute which is in excess of the fair market value of the good or service. For instance, many charitable groups will hold auctions to raise money. If your winning bid for a two night hotel stay is $800, you can claim a deduction for the bid amount minus the normal cost. You cannot just write off $800.

4. In general, donations of stock or property should assigned the fair market value, not an arbitrary figure based ...

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