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As you may have heard from various news sources, Afghan refugees are being housed at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin, Fort Bliss in Texas, Fort Lee in Virginia and Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. The Joint Base is playing a critical role in this humanitarian crisis by meeting the basic needs of temporary housing, food, medical care and resettlement assistance. Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton has been asked to assist in this humanitarian effort. If you would like to designate your monetary donation, select “Afghan refugees” under “I would like this donation to go to”.

By providing key tax incentives to donors to non-profit organizations, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act may encourage you to consider a financial gift to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton.

What is the CARES Act?

On Friday, March 27, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This is a $2 trillion economic stimulus package legislated to provide immediate relief for nonprofits, businesses, individuals and state and local governments.

How does the CARES Act benefit donors to nonprofit organizations?

The CARES Act incentivizes charitable giving from individuals and corporations by increasing tax deductions for charitable donations.

What are individual donor benefits?

All taxpayers (both those who itemize and those who use standard deduction) can deduct up to $300 of total charitable contributions in 2020. Prior to the CARES Act, those who use standard deduction could not deduct any charitable giving.

What are the additional benefits for those who itemize their taxes?

The law lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize their taxes, significantly raising it from 60% of adjusted gross income to 100% of adjusted gross income.

What are charitable giving incentives for corporations?

The CARES Act raises the annual limit of charitable giving that corporations can deduct from 10% of taxable income to 25% of taxable income. Food donations from corporations are raised from 15% of taxable income to 25% of taxable income.

This communication is for informational purposes only and is not to be considered legal or tax advice. Please consult with your accountant or tax advisor with regard to such matters.

Your financial donation helps us continue our mission of reducing poverty, promoting recovery and strengthening families. We provide trauma-informed, professional and compassionate services in Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties to those in need regardless of religious background.

Each year, more than 100,000 people come to us looking for help with:

  • Basic Needs(food, clothing and shelter)
  • Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Counseling for Children and Families
  • Domestic Violence Services

We are truly grateful for your support!

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