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Are You Prepared for Tax Time?

Get the Most Out of Your Return

Tax season is here. It is time to start gathering paperwork and preparing to file your 2019 taxes. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you prepare for your tax appointment and ensure you get the most out of your giving.

  1. Know what you can deduct. You can deduct cash, property and stock donations made to a charitable organization such as Hindu Heritage Endowment, if you itemize your taxes. You cannot deduct the value of any time or services spent on charitable work, but you can deduct mileage and vehicle expenses if used for charitable purposes.
  2. Get organized. You’ll need to take your W-2 form from your employer, charitable receipts, last year’s tax return information and more. Ask your tax preparer what you need and take time to gather these items well in advance of your tax appointment.
  3. Involve the professionals. A professional tax advisor is the best person for advice on specific tax issues.

Tip: Make Tax Time Easier

Transfer records to personal budgeting software such as Mint, YNAB or Quicken. Digitize your information from financial transactions to stay organized. Some apps also integrate with tax software to make preparation much easier.

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact Shanmuganathaswami at 808-822-3012 x 6 or hhe@hindu.org. We’d be happy to help and can discuss how you can make supporting HHE a part of your plans.

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Raising Children

Hindu Literature Fund

Distributes and give away pamphlets and booklets created by Himalayan Academy

Admin Fund

The Hindu Heritage Endowment Administrative Fund

Supports the accounting, administrative and operational expenses of HHE

Hindu Education

Hindu Education Endowment

Supports USA Hindu Schools

West Texas Temple Fund

Hindu Association of West Texas Endowment Fund

Supports the maintenance of this Midland, Texas, USA temple

Planned Giving Guidance

Three Types of Fund Raising: Annual, Major & Planned

Use Giving Assistant to save money and support Hindu Heritage Endowment

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