Even if you don’t itemize your deductions, joint filers can deduct up to $600 of charitable contributions made by December 31, 2021. A special provision of the CARES Act allows non-itemizers to deduct charitable deductions made through the end of this year. Single filers can deduct up to $300, joint filers up to $600. Contributions must be made by cash, check, credit or debit card, and also include any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by volunteers in the scope of their services to charitable organizations.

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