Sustain Scouting and get CARES Act Federal Deduction

We hope that you and your family continue to remain safe during this national health crisis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we navigate these difficult times.

We wanted to let you know that the Quapaw Area Council is continuing to work to deliver quality programming to our Scouting families. We know that today’s Scouts will be the next generation of leaders across the United States. You can help us today by investing in our youth through a unique opportunity recently created by the Cares Act. In addition, you can credit your donation as a Friends of Scouting gift to honor a district, pack, troop or an Eagle Scout or Scout leader of your choice.

The CARES Act allows you to donate up to $300 (or $600 for a married couple) to a qualifying charitable organization such as Quapaw Area Council, BSA and reduce your adjusted gross income (AGI) by up to $300 (or $600 for a married couple) on your 2020 Federal taxes!

How it works

Normally, only those who itemize their deductions qualify for the charitable contribution deduction. The deduction reduces taxable income after your AGI has been calculated. This new deduction from the CARES Act, on the other hand, is specifically for those who do not itemize their deductions and would typically not get any tax benefit for donations.

In short, if you donate up to $300 (or $600 for a married couple) to The Quapaw Area Council, BSA you can deduct your donation amount from your 2020 Federal taxes, even if you don’t itemize!

Take note, if you normally itemize your deductions then your donations are already tax deductible even beyond the limits set by the CARES Act!

Donating to the Quapaw Area Council utilizing the CARES Act Federal Deduction is easy!

1. Donate to our council to sustain and support Scouting for all youth

2. Deduct your donation total when you file your 2020 Federal taxes

3. Done! You have now helped to sustain Scouting through this crisis!


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