• 13 minutes

Charitable Deductions for Individuals


Learn about the types and limitations of charitable gifts.

Code § 170(a) permits an income tax deduction for gifts of cash or other property to or for the use of a qualified organization. However, under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, there were some changes and contributions in exchange for option to purchase athletic tickets are no longer able to be an income tax deduction. This video reviews the different types of charitable deductions and discusses limits on individual income tax deductions based on adjusted gross income and charitable and non-cash contributions.

Runtime: 13 minutes



Jonathan G. Blattmachr

Jonathan G. Blattmachr

InterActive Legal

  • Principal at InterActive Legal
  • More than 45 years of experience in trusts and estates law
  • Former partner in Milbank (formerly, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy) in New York
  • Admitted to the bars in New York, California, and Alaska
  • Wrote or co-wrote nine books and more than 500 articles on estate planning topics
  • Writes and lectures extensively on estate and income tax planning, as well as charitable giving
  • Editor of Wealth Transfer Planning and founder of InterActive Legal -
Vanessa L. Kanaga, Esq.

Vanessa L. Kanaga, Esq.

InterActive Legal

  • CEO of InterActive Legal
  • Former associate attorney at Milbank (formerly, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy) and Moses & Singer in New York, and Hinkle Law Firm in Wichita, KS
  • Advanced certificate in estate planning, New York University Law School; certificate in business strategy, Cornell University
  • Author of several articles/blogs on estate planning topics
  • Frequent presenter of online webinars and moderator of InterActive Legal's Roundtable webinar series
  • Graduate, Wichita State University and Cornell Law School
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]

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