Strict Charitable Contribution Substantiation Requirements Trip Up Another Taxpayer
Taxpayers making contributions to charities that seek a charitable deduction have a myriad of reporting and receipt requirements to comply with. Code §170(f)(12) imposes additional requirements as to contributions of motor vehicles, boats, and airplanes. These various requirements are a major trap for taxpayers, as the IRS will often assert the most harmless errors or omissions in compliance as grounds for denying the deduction.
In a recent Tax Court case, a taxpayer lost a $338,080 charitable deduction for the contribution of an aircraft. . .