Official Receipt for Donations

Any donation with a value of $250 or more must be recognized with a receipt.  The charity receiving this donation must automatically provide the donor with a receipt.

The IRS has not created a standard format for contribution receipts, but the following information must be included.  The receipt can be a letter, a postcard, an e-mail message or a form created for the purpose.

  • The donor's name.

  • The amount of money or a description of the item donated.

  • A statement indicating whether or not any goods or services were provided in return for the gift.

  •  A good-faith estimate of the value of goods or services provided by the Chapter.  The value might include a meal at a fundraiser or the cost of golf at a golf event.  Insubstantial value need not be recorded.


See the IRS web site (www.irs.gov) for additional information.

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