It’s tax time! Employees want to know: how do I document workplace giving charitable donations for my taxes?
For payroll donations, the IRS wants you to have two things:
- A copy of your pledge
- A copy of your last paystub of the year or a W-2
If you donated through the King County Employee Giving Program, lucky you! Here’s the scoop on just how easy it is to retrieve this documentation for tax purposes.
For King County Employees:
Payroll or Time Donation
- Log into Peoplesoft (www.kingcounty.gov/mybenefits)
- From employee self-service menu: Click on the “Employee Giving” tile –> Click “View” for 2021 Calendar Year (Print this page)
- From employee self-service menu: Click on the “Payroll” tile –> View PDF Pay Advice –> Click on “Get Advice PDF” for the last paycheck issue date of 2021 (Print this page)
*If you made a time donation then ensure you keep the letter and paystub that was mailed to your home from the King County Employee Giving Program that states your donated dollar amount of time donated. For tax purposes they are considered a payroll donation.
Did you know that the CARES Act may change your charitable deductions? According the IRS, the temporary law makes tax-favorable donation options available to about 90% of filers for 2021 that normally is not available to them.
King County Employee Giving Program may not provide official tax advice – please see your tax adviser with questions pertaining to your specific situation.