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Do I have to keep records of my mileage to claim this deduction?

If you used your vehicle while volunteering for a charity, you may be able to deduct the number of miles you drove for charity purposes. You’re allowed a charitable deduction of 14 cents per mile.

You must keep a reliable, written record of the number of miles driven. Some things your records should show are:

  1. The name of the organization you volunteered for.
  2. The date you used your car for charity purposes.
  3. Starting and ending miles driven.

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