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The answer is "No" assuming your mother is not a qualified charity. You can find more details here on the IRS website. Even if she were a qualified charity only a small number of people can deduct charitable giving these days with the latest changes to the tax code. You have to be able to itemize your deductions and with the increase in the standard ...


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No. See IRS Publication 526, https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf, page 6, "Contributions You Can't Deduct". The very first thing listed is, "You can't deduct as a charitable contribution: 1.A contribution to a specific individual." You can only deduct contributions to charities that have filed appropriate paperwork and registered with the IRS, or ...


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