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How To: Give So You Can Get a Tax Break

A photograph of the author, Erin Snow.

By Erin Snow

December 30, 2015

How To: Give So You Can Get a Tax Break

Picture this: It's sometime between now and April 15, 2016. You're working on your taxes. All of a sudden, you realize that if your deductions total was higher, you would either owe less or get more money back. Sad face.

This scenario doesn't have to be your reality. Make a year-end contribution to Heifer International today or tomorrow and you will lessen your tax burden. At the same time, you will give a family the resources they need to escape hunger and poverty and live sustainable, self-sufficient lives. Happy face, right?

Follow these simple instructions today to turn that future frown upside-down:

STEP ONE: Go to www.heifer.org

STEP TWO: Hover over Gift Catalog, then click on Give Where Needed Most.

Your year-end gift to Heifer is a true reason to celebrate!
Your year-end gift to Heifer is a true reason to celebrate!

 STEP THREE: Use the donation slider to select the amount you want to give, then click GIVE NOW. For gifts less than $100, click Want to give a different amount? Then, type the amount of your donation and click GIVE NOW.

STEP FOUR: Click PROCEED TO CHECKOUT or Check out with PayPal to process your payment.

STEP FIVE: Proceed through the Donor Information, Billing Address and Payment Information screens. In just a moment, you'll receive an email confirmation of your gift. And very soon, your friendly mail carrier will bring you a tax receipt.

STEP SIX: 
Be happy that you just changed someone's life.

BONUS STEP:
Want to make your gift go three times as far?
Use this link:
http://action.heifer.org/three-times-as-far 
and your tax-deductible donation will be tripled to make a life-changing difference for families in Tanzania.   

On behalf of our families all around the world, thank you for your gift. Now, go finish those taxes with a happy face!