Americans living abroad can claim many of the same itemized deductions on their US expatriate tax returns as taxpayers in the United States. The rules that apply to taxpayers in the US relating to charitable contributions apply to expat taxpayers.
Can American expats living abroad benefit from tax deductions for charitable donations?
In order to take a tax deductible donation on your US tax return,
The IRS has a list of approved charitable organizations. You can find them at Exempt Organization Select Check.
Can I deduct donations to foreign charities?
Almost all foreign charities are not qualified organizations; however certain Canadian, Israeli and Mexican charities qualify. See Publication 526 for more information on which foreign charitable organizations qualify.
Remember that the same rules that apply to taxpayers in the US relating to charitable contributions apply to expat taxpayers.
See IRS Publication for 526 – Charitable Contributions for more information or contact us today to see if your charitable contribution qualifies.
Last Updated: October 15, 2013