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Frequently asked questions: tax information

Can I deduct my donation to Habitat on my income taxes?

We suggest that you call your tax preparer, accountant or go to www.irs.gov. Here is some general information that may help:

  • Habitat for Humanity International is a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Receipts for donations made directly to Habitat for Humanity International are available by contacting 1-800-HABITAT or publicinfo@habitat.org.
  • Receipts for donations made to local Habitat for Humanity affiliates must be obtained from the affiliate. Find the contact information for your affiliate online.

I did professional labor (plumbing, construction, accounting, etc.) for Habitat and did not charge them. Can I deduct the value of the labor on my taxes?
We suggest you call your tax preparer, accountant or go to www.irs.gov.

My daughter/son gave to Habitat but he/she is not going to itemize their taxes. Can I use her donation on my taxes?
We suggest you call your tax preparer, accountant or go to www.irs.gov.

I mailed in a donation the last week of December and was given a 2014 receipt. Can I still take the donation on my 2013 tax return?
We suggest you call your tax preparer, accountant or go to www.irs.gov.

I donated money to my local affiliate. I need a receipt for my taxes. Can you get that for me?
Receipts for donations made to local Habitat for Humanity affiliates must be obtained from the affiliate. Find the contact information for your affiliate online.

I donated money to my local affiliate. I’ve been trying to get a receipt from them but I can’t seem to get them to send it. What do I do now?
Please call 1-800-HABITAT. You may also email your name and address along with the name, city and state of the affiliate to which you donated to publicinfo@habitat.org. We will do our best to assist you.

I donated an item (coach, chair, appliance, etc.) to my local Habitat. I didn’t get a receipt. How do I get one?
Receipts for donations made to local Habitat for Humanity affiliates or ReStores must be obtained from them. Find the contact information for your affiliate online.

I tried to get a receipt for the items I donated, but the affiliate/ReStore will not give it to me. Can you help?
Please call 1-800-HABITAT. You may also email your name and address along with the name, city and state of the affiliate to which you donated to publicinfo@habitat.org. We will do our best to assist you.

I donated an item (coach, chair, appliance, etc.) to my local Habitat. I got a receipt, but it did not have a dollar amount on it. Can you give me one with the amount on it?
Habitat for Humanity International or our affiliates cannot assign a value to non-monetary gifts. It is up to the donor to determine the value for tax purposes. We suggest you call your tax preparer, accountant or go to www.irs.gov.

I went on a Global Village with Habitat. Can I deduct the cost of the plane tickets or any other expenses? 
A portion of your required program cost supports the charitable efforts of the Habitat program. Depending on your country of origin, the trip cost may or may not be tax-deductible. Please consult a tax adviser concerning your specific situation. 

I donated $500.00 to my nephew’s trip to Honduras can I deduct this on my taxes?
A portion of his required program cost supports the charitable efforts of the Habitat program. Depending on his country of origin, the trip cost may or may not be tax-deductible. Please consult a tax adviser concerning your specific situation. 

Is Habitat for Humanity International a 50% organization?
Yes. For more information, visit www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf.

Is Habitat for Humanity International a 501(c)(3 ) ?
Yes. 

Can I get a copy of Habitat for Humanity International’s 501(c)(3) letter?
Yes.

Is Habitat for Humanity International a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity?
Yes. Our CFC number is 10945.

Please note that each of our affiliates is a separate entity. If you would like to see if your local affiliate is a CFC charity, please visit www.opm.gov/cfc/charities/lists/

I donate through the Hope Builders program. I need my statement so I can file my taxes. Can you send that to me?
Thank you so much for your generous donation. Your February statement will show your donations and can be used for tax purposes. This should arrive by the end of February. If you need an additional assistance please contact us at publicinfo@habitat.org or call 1-800-HABITAT.