Dear Taxman – Every week I place cash in the collection plate at church. I recently heard I cannot deduct it since I have no banking record. Is that true?
Dear Reader – As of August 16, 2006 a receipt from the donee organization or a bank record such as a cancelled check is required for all deductible charitable contributions.
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