KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – Tax day is a few months away but it’s on the minds of many Wednesday. That’s because the last day of the year is also the last day your charitable donations count toward your taxes.
Car after car line up at Goodwill locations across the Miami Valley for the final day of 2014.
“We have lots of folks that have decided to generously donate here at the Goodwill store at Kettering/ Dorothy Lane,”said Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Communication Coordinator, Kim Bramlage.
The busiest day for the charity is also the last day people can give to a non-profit and report it on their taxes,
“Folks that itemize on their taxes use this day as the last day that they can make a donation to a non-profit in order to qualify for their 2014 taxes.”
Goodwill is fully staffed this day to collect bags of items from people in exchange for a receipt.
“Primarily we take donations of gently used clothing, household items, but we also take computers and accessories working or non-working and we are even in the business, as many people know, of taking cars.”
According to the IRS, charitable contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations can get you tax deductions, but it also has a bigger purpose; giving back to the organizations that help others.
“The items that are donated to any of our Goodwill stores or donation centers are then sold in our stores and proceeds go to benefit people that have a disability or another need right here in the community,” said Bramlage.
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