Juaquin "Jake" Sanchez, C.P.A.
2820 Building, Box 134
2820 South Padre Island Drive, Suite 198
Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Phone: 361.851.8722 or 866.525.3272
Fax: 361.851.8782
Your Non-Profit Organization
1234 Anywhere Street
City, State   Zip Code

Contribution Acknowledgement
Are donations always tax deductible?

The most common form of tax-deductible donation is a gift of cash to an organization that has been
recognized by the IRS as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

If the gift is for more than $250, the donor must have a contemporaneous receipt from the recipient
documenting the gift and listing any goods or services the donor may have received (for example, the value of
the food at a benefit banquet). Without such a receipt, the deduction can be disallowed.

Recipient organizations often send an acknowledgement letter that also serves as this receipt. The language
of these letters needs to be considered with some care.

Below is a sample letter:
JJSNPS  Non-profit Software Solutions for Your Organization
Juaquin "Jake" Sanchez
Certified Public Accountant
2820 Building-Box 134
2820 South Padre Island Drive, Suite 198
Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Donor Name
Donor Address
Donor City, State, Zip

Dear Donor Name

Thank you for your contribution of  $__________on date of donation.  (If contribution is property, services or
other in-kind, insert description instead of dollar amount).  
Non-profit organization is a 501©(3) nonprofit
organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extend allowed by law.

Please keep this written acknowledgement of our donation for your tax records.  Starting January 1, 1994
the Internal Revenue Service will no longer accept your cancelled check as proof of any donation of $250 or
more.  Changes in the law require us to estimate the value of good or services if any that have been
rendered to you in return for your contribution and to remind your that your contribution is deductible only to
the extend that it exceeds what we have provided.

It is the responsibility of the donor to determine the fair market value of all non-cash contributions.

____ No goods or services were provided by
Non-profit organization.
____ No estimate is provided because the contributions if less than $75.00
____ The estimate of goods or services provided by
Non-profit organization is:$_________

Thank you for your continuing support for our important work.

Yours truly,
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