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John Bullis: More charitable contributions you can claim

There is no deduction for your time spent on behalf of a church or charity. However, there are some costs you pay that can be deducted on Schedule A, Itemized Deductions of form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return.

If you use your car or truck for charity, deduct the related costs or the flat-rate deduction of 14 cents per mile, plus parking fees. Also you can deduct plane, train or bus costs for traveling to charitable events.

You can deduct the full costs of long-distance telephone calls, faxes and cell phone charges made on behalf of a charity. If …

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