Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

Ep 58 ~ How to Properly Structure a Donation Acknowledgement Letter

Tax season is upon us, and with it comes the need for proper documentation. Improper donation receipts can cause headaches for both donors and organizations. In this episode, we'll dive into the essential elements of a donation acknowledgment letter to ensure compliance with IRS standards.

Main Content:

  • Understanding IRS Requirements:
  • Explaining IRS guidelines for donors, including the need for timely written communication and recordkeeping.
  • Highlighting the responsibility of donors to obtain proper documentation for charitable contributions.
  • Church's Responsibilities:
  • Outlining the essential components of a donation acknowledgement letter, as specified by the IRS.
  • Emphasizing the importance of timely and accurate acknowledgement for contributions of $250 or more.
  • Crafting the Letter:
  • Providing a step-by-step guide for structuring a donation acknowledgement letter.
  • Discussing the format, content, and personalization techniques to enhance donor engagement.

Conclusion: As we wrap up, remember the significance of accurate recordkeeping and timely acknowledgement in fostering trust and compliance. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your organization meets IRS standards and cultivates strong relationships with donors.

See links below that were referenced in this episode.

IRS Publication 1771

IRS Publication 526



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