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Donation to associations: what can we deduce?

The collection at the source does not change anything. A portion of your donation made before December 31 will be deductible. It sums it up. If you can help fi

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Donation to associations: what can we deduce?

The collection at the source does not change anything. A portion of your donation made before December 31 will be deductible. It sums it up.

If you can help financially a registered charity, a foundation recognized as a public utility, an association, an accredited institution of higher education or art, a religious association or a charity, or a political party or a trade union before the end of the year, a fraction of this gift will be transformed into a reduction of income tax next year. Only conditions : you must sign your cheque, before December 31, 2018, retain the receipt sent by the recipient happy, and to indicate the amounts given in your tax return next spring.

Association or foundation : reduction of income tax varies according to the beneficiary

Whatever the amount you give, 66% of funds are deductible from your income tax. The act imposes a ceiling : the maximum reduction may not exceed 20% of your taxable income. But if this is the case, the excess is reportable on your tax of the following five years.

By choosing to donate to a charity that helps people in trouble (the Salvation Army, Red Cross, Restaurant du coeur, Secours populaire, etc.), the reduction is stronger. In this case, 75 % of donation is deductible from your taxes, within the limit of 536 € in 2018 (a reduction of up to 402 €).

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If you give beyond this limit, the surplus gives the right to the same tax cut as before (66 % of the sums paid within the limit of 20 % of taxable income).

Donations to a political party or political personality : ceilings different

By giving money to a party or political grouping, or by paying a membership fee membership before December 31, 2018, you also get a tax reduction for 2019. It is always equal to 66 % of the data within the limit of 20 % of taxable income.

But in addition, other rules apply : if you give a party or political grouping, the donation is capped at 7 500 € per person per year (15 000 € per year, per household), if it is a gift to a candidate, the ceiling is of 4 600 € per election. In both cases, as for the gifts to the agencies, the excess is reportable on the income tax returns of the following five years.

union Dues : a tax credit instead of a reduction

If you made contributions to a trade union, this time you will receive a tax credit equal to 66 % of the amount paid, within the limit of 1% of your annual income (wages, pensions, ...). Specifically, if you do not have to pay income tax next year or that your tax liability is less than the tax credit, the State reimburses you the amount.

The withholding tax does not change anything

The implementation of the levy at source from 1 January next year does not change the mechanism of deduction of donations. Those made before the end of 2018 will be deductible from the amount of income taxes paid in 2019.

Good to know : for donations made in the year 2017, the implementation of the levy at source from 1 January next does not remove the tax benefit. Even if you're not going to pay income tax hit in 2018, the year is white, you keep your discount. So, if you've been generous the last year, on the 15th of next January, you will receive 60% of the amount of tax reduction that you may have benefited in 2019, with the balance being paid next summer. For example, a person who has given 200€ at the Restaurants of the heart in December 2017 enjoys a tax reduction of 150€ (75 % x 200) and, therefore, will touch 90 € in January and € 60 for six months later.

It is also possible to reduce its IFI

There is also a mechanism of taxation of donations to reduce the amount of your (IFI Tax on the real estate asset) 2019, but the list of recipient organizations is narrower than for the income tax. This time, the reduction corresponds to 75% of the amount given, and may not exceed 50 000€ per year. Good to know : donations are taken into account are those made within the limit of the date of declaration of the IFIS, so you can still give the next year to take advantage of a reduction in 2019.

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