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Week seven's tax tip: Request Donation Receipts

Get on top of tax season with our seventh weekly task and tip

By Erin Pooley

Week seven's tax tip: Request Donation Receipts

Join us each week for a to-do and helpful tips so you'll be ready for tax season and save money this year!

This week's task and tip:

Request donation receipts: Most registered charities will email or mail donation slips directly to your inbox — or home — sometime this month. But what if your family makes regular contributions to a place of worship such as a church, synagogue or mosque? Contact an administrator this week to request an official receipt, since many religious institutions don’t send them out automatically.


Check out week one's tax to-do: Find the right accountant for your family's needs
Check out week two's tax to-do and tip: Create the perfect organization system
Check out week three's tax to-do and tip: Check your tax check list
Check out week four's tax to-do and tip: Round up your kids' activity receipts
Check out week five's tax to-do and tip: Sort out your family's medical expenses
Check out week six's tax to-do and tip: Get your kids rental receipts and tuition slips

This article was originally published on Jan 19, 2012