How to Check if Your Contribution is Tax Deductible

What qualifies a contribution as tax deductible?

It's important to know that not all campaigns can offer tax deductions. According to U.S. tax laws, contributions must go directly to a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in order for the contributor to be eligible for tax benefits.

Indiegogo offers FirstGiving as a nonprofit payment processor for verified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and to ensure that funds are disbursed directly to the campaign's nonprofit beneficiary. Campaigns that use FirstGiving will be marked with a badge that reads "Verified Nonprofit Campaign."

Any campaign marked by this badge may be able to offer tax receipts to U.S. contributors.

If you're a campaign owner seeking to run a Verified Nonprofit Campaign, please visit:  How to Raise Funds for a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit

Some Indiegogo Partners offer tax deductions.

Indiegogo partners with a number of fiscal sponsor organizations that offer tax deductions for all of their campaigns. A fiscal sponsor is a nonprofit organization that offers their legal and tax-exempt status to an individual or group. If you would like to see a list of Indiegogo's fiscal sponsor partners, please check out the left column of the Projects page.

When in doubt, reach out.

If you are still unsure whether your contribution is tax deductible, we recommend reaching out to the campaign owner to ask them about the tax deductiblity of your contribution to their campaign.

Where do I get a tax receipt?

If you contribute to campaign with a "Verified Nonprofit Campaign" badge, you will receive a donation receipt from FirstGiving via email. This donation receipt confirms that the donation was made to a verified 501(c)3 nonprofit. In order to receive a receipt for tax purposes, we recommend reaching out to the campaign owner. Any tax receipts would come from the beneficiary organization directly. 

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