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Thank You and Happy New Year from The Goathouse Refuge!

Thanks to you and your support the Goathouse Refuge continues in our mission to provide sanctuary to kittens and cats of all ages and conditions. Your generosity enabled us to make it through a very difficult 2020, which would not have been possible without the support of our friends and donors. Even through a pandemic we were able to adopt out 360 cats this year, including 11 seniors! That is a whisker shy of 1 cat per day finding their forever family and YOU made that possible.
As we step into 2021 the cats, kittens and all of us at the Goathouse look to you in gratitude. We hope 2021 will be a good year for you and yours and that you will continue to be well. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and 
Happy New Year from the Goathouse Refuge!
Looking to adopt? Click below to browse adoptable cats and kittens!

Goathouse Refuge Year End 2020 Message

As we prepare to close the books on 2020 and look anew at a hopeful new year, there is still time to give to the Goathouse Refuge for your 2020 Federal and State Income taxes.

Remember if you are like 92% of all taxpayers and take the standard deduction, under the CARES act you can now directly benefit from a charitable cash donation of up to $300.

We are excited about what the new year will bring for the Goathouse and the cats. There is much work being done to help us position the Goathouse to thrive in the years to come. However, we our day-to-day work goes on with tending to the cat’s daily needs, meeting physical needs, preparing those for adoption by their prospective families

As you prepare your final year end donations, I hope that the Goathouse is at the top of your list. We also have a new way to donate your appreciated stocks and securities directly to the Goathouse as well.

Edward Jones DTC # 0057
Goathouse Refuge Account # 35723358-1-2
Goathouse Refuge Tax ID # 26-0893521

We appreciate your generous support and look forward to sharing news of the Goathouse and our efforts to grow and thrive in a new year. Thank you for helping us help the cats at the Refuge!

Jeff Vojta, Volunteer and Cat Father to 5 Cats

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2020 CARES Act & Charitable Donations

Yes, Virginia, There really is a Santa Clause and a Hanukkah Elf!

The C.A.R.E.S. Act of 2020 has given U.S. taxpayers and the Goathouse a potentially very large gift! This year and this year only, the limits on donations made by December 31st to qualified charitable organizations-including The Goathouse Refuge!- have been greatly expanded. Here’s what you need to know to take advantage of this one-time opportunity:

Do you take the standard deduction?

The C.A.R.E.S Act applies a temporary universal charitable deduction for all taxpayers of up to $300. Ninety-two percent of taxpayers take a standard deduction rather than itemizing their charitable giving—under the new provision, taxpayers who do not itemize can now directly benefit from their charitable cash donations of up to $300.

Are you itemizing deductions?

The adjusted gross income (AGI) limit for cash contributions was increased for individual donors. For cash contributions made in 2020, you can now elect to deduct up to 100% of your AGI (increased from 60%). The qualifying deduction can be cash, in kind, or appreciated stock.

Charitable Transfer of Stock Gains

For those with significant stock market gains, this year’s C.A.R.E.S. Act tax break can be an especially valuable opportunity. Transferring the stock directly to The Goathouse Refuge allows our charity to enjoy the full appreciated value of the stock and the taxpayer may deduct the full value of the donated stock (and offset equivalent income) without paying the capital gains tax they would otherwise owe on the appreciated value upon the sale of the stock. Making donations of appreciated stock is easy! Simply have your broker transfer the shares of stock to:

Edward Jones DTC # 0057
Goathouse Refuge Account # 35723358-1-2
Goathouse Refuge Tax ID # 26-0893521

What about IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD)?

The QDC allows individuals over 70 ½ years old to donate up to $100,000 in IRA assets directly to charity annually, without taking the distribution into taxable income. While the C.A.R.E.S. Act did not change the rules around the QCD, remember that under the C.A.R.E.S. Act an individual can elect to deduct 100% of their AGI for cash charitable contributions. This effectively affords all individuals over 59 ½ years old the benefits similar to a QDC; they can take a cash distribution from their IRA, contribute the cash to charity and may completely offset tax attributable to the distribution by taking a charitable deduction in an amount up to 100% of their AGI for the tax year.

Alas, all of the above opportunities are available only for donations made by December 31 this year.
Be sure to speak to your accountant or tax advisor now to maximize your charitable donations to The Goathouse Refuge or the charity of your choice!

 

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