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End-of-Year Reminders!

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imageIt’s the end of the year. And if you are anything like me, you are making sure that all your finances are in order for the year. Wait, you aren’t? Oh, maybe being an accountant’s daughter has had some effect on me.  I guess I’m one of the few who organizes receipts by month and has all her bank records from when she was 15. Let me tell you- gas used to be cheap.

Back to what I originally was going to talk with you about today. End-of-year donations. Today’s post is going to be the top 5 things we thought you might want to know when you are making your end-of-year donations.

1)      It’s all about the check. If the check was written in 2012, you can deduct in 2012. The V Foundation will be closed from December 25 through January 1 and will not be processing any mailed donations at this time. That means your acknowledgement letter will say it was received in 2013. But remember, it’s all about the date you sent the check.

2)      100% tax deductible. Does this really need an explanation?

3)      Honor gifts. If you are making a donation in honor of someone, please let us know their address so we can inform them of the donation.

4)      Memorial. If you are making a donation in memory of someone, please let us know the address where to send the acknowledgement letters.

5)      100% to cancer research. 100% of all cash donations go directly to cancer research. Just in case you forgot J.

I hope everyone has a great holiday season and I can’t wait to get started on 2013. The list of exciting things for our 20th anniversary (beginning in 2013) grows every day. 

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