One Good Thing About 2020

One good thing about 2020 – the CARES Act

Deduction Expires 12/31/2020

On March 27, 2020, the CARES Act was signed into law. Unlike 2019, when your charitable contributions were generally useless from a tax perspective, the CARES Act changed that. How?

1. Even if you don’t itemize, you may be able to deduct up to $300 in annual charitable contributions this year. It is an “above the line” adjustment to income that will reduce a donor’s adjusted gross income (AGI), and thereby reduce taxable income.

2. Even individuals and corporations that itemize can benefit. Individuals can elect to deduct donations up to 100% of their 2020 AGI (up from 60% previously). Corporations may deduct up to 25% of taxable income, up from the previous limit of 10%. Act now!! The CARES Act may not be extended to 2021.

Your Giving Tuesday Donations Are Saving Lives

Your #GivingTuesday donations to Pilots to the Rescue are already being put into action!
Just this past Sunday, PTTR pilots flew 4 dogs, 5 puppies, 2 cats, and 10 teenage kittens from an uncertain fate in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to safety at Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation in New York. Your donations made this flight possible.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated! We are so very grateful!
That’s the good news. The bad news is we fell a bit short of our $5,000 goal for #Giving Tuesday. It’s OK if you missed it. There’s still time to make a difference for pets in need. Your gift today can reserve a spot on a future flight for a pet in need.

Help Save Lives and Avoid Paying Capital Gains

Have you ever considered a gift of stock to help pets in need? Any publicly traded stock that has appreciated can be donated directly to Pilots To The Rescue. In doing so, you avoid paying capital gains and you may even be eligible for an income tax deduction of the fair market value of the stock.

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Employer Matching Gifts DOUBLE the Impact of Your Donation

Does your employer offer a matching gift program? If so, you may be able to increase the power of your gift to Pilots to the Rescue!

Many employers match your personal donations – some 1:1 and others as much as 3:1. Companies with matching gift programs include GE, Soros, Gap, ExxonMobil, CarMax, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Pfizer, IBM, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amex, and thousands more. Employer matching gifts may also be available to you if you are the spouse of an employee, a retired employee, or the spouse/widow/widower of a retiree. Check with your company for more information.

No employer matching program but still want to help? Check this page for more ways to help!

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