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Can an organization reissue a receipt for a nonprofit donation if you lose it?

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Providing reissues of receipts is at the discretion of the nonprofit organization. The donor should keep in mind that nonprofits are frequently understaffed and may have difficulty providing such a time-consuming service.

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving provides explicit instructions for obtaining a duplicate receipt on the organization's website. Goodwill Industries, a charity that receives major donations of goods rather than cash, states that it cannot provide duplicate receipts. The IRS requires donors to obtain a receipt before filing income taxes. The donor should begin organizing receipts as soon as possible to give the nonprofit sufficient time to provide the duplicate receipt.

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