Verifying the Status of Charitable Organizations

Did you know that not all donations qualify as tax deductible?  In order to be deductible, the organization receiving the donation must have specific status with the IRS.  To insure that a group asking for your donation actually qualifies, stop by www.irs.gov.  The website has a full list of charities eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.  In addition, the website also has a list of organizations (about 275,000) that have had their tax-exempt status revoked for failing to file required tax returns.