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FAQ for Tax Deductions

We have recently sent out the donor tax substantiation statements for 2021.

Please review your statement for completeness and accuracy.

Here’s a guide to What’s Deductible and What’s Not:

  1. Community Commitment is a contribution. It is deductible.
  2. Tuition for Religious School or Preschool is not deductible.
  3. Contributions to the various funds ranging from Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund to the Music Fund are deductible.
  4. Tickets to an event like the annual Purim Carnival are not deductible.
  5. Sisterhood and Men’s Club dues are deductible.
  6. Donations for Yahrzeit Plaques and Leaves on the Tree of Life are deductible.
  7. Donations made with funds from a Donor Advised Fund, Charitable Foundation, or Qualified IRA distribution are not deductible.
  8. Some items may be partially deductible to the extent  that the donation exceeds the value of any goods or services provided.
  9. Sponsored kiddushes are not deductible.
  10. Donations for the Kiddush Fund are deductible.
  11. Purchase of Agudas Achim cemetery plots and perpetual care for those plots are not deductible.
  12. The credit card convenience fee is listed as not deductible because it has been implemented as a mandatory fee for service.
  • Please consult your tax advisor regarding whether the convenience fee on contributions made to Agudas Achim Congregation are deductible.

If you have any questions about your tax substantiation statement, please call Glenn Mays, Accounts Clerk, or Barry Nove, Executive Director at the synagogue office, 703-998-6460.

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