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 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?
If you made a donation and aren’t sure whether it was for a charity fundraiser or personal fundraiser, you can check by going back to the fundraiser page. On a charity fundraiser, 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.