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Tax information for donors

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 aren’t guaranteed to be tax-deductible. But you can always check with a tax professional to be sure. You won’t be issued a tax receipt from our company.

Only donations made to GoFundMe charity fundraisers are guaranteed to be tax-deductible in the US, the UK, Canada, Ireland and Australia and will automatically receive tax receipts from our charity partner, PayPal Giving Fund. Donors in other countries will still be emailed the tax-deductible receipt, but you'll need to check with your local tax authority to confirm if they are tax-deductible. Donations to these fundraisers are collected by PayPal Giving Fund, a non-profit organisation, and distributed to the designated charity.

How do I know I am donating to a registered charity fundraiser?

If you made a donation and aren’t sure whether it was for a charity fundraiser or a personal fundraiser, you can check by going back to the fundraiser page.  On a charity fundraiser, the name of the charity will be displayed next to the name of the GoFundMe organiser.

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As well as donating to registered 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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