GoFundMe donations and taxes

Is My Donation Tax-Deductible?

Donations made to a personal GoFundMe fundraiser, rather than a charity fundraiser, are generally considered to be personal gifts and are not guaranteed to be tax-deductible. But, you can always check with a tax professional to be sure. You will not be issued a tax receipt from our company. 

Only donations made to GoFundMe charity fundraisers (available in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada), are guaranteed to be tax-deductible and will receive tax receipts automatically from our charity partner, PayPal Giving Fund. Donations to these fundraisers are collected by PayPal Giving Fund, a non-profit organization, and distributed to the designated charity.

How Do I know I am donating to a Certified Charity Fundraiser?

When you visit the fundraiser page, the name of the charity will be located next to the name of the GoFundMe organizer.


In addition to donating to certified charity fundraisers, GoFundMe has introduced a new way to make tax-deductible donations to the causes you care about. Check out GoFundMe Causes to find out more.


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