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Few weeks left to claim charitable donations on taxes

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -

It's the time of year taxpayers prepare to claim their donation amount for charitable deductible in their taxes.

Tax experts said more donations are made to charities during November and December than any other time of the year.

H&R Block Senior Tax Specialist Jason Sanders said last year the nation had more than $3 billion in donations. He said he advises to always know what you're donating and where it goes.

"Keep good track of the donations you made," Sanders said. "Collect your canceled checks from your bank and make sure the charitable organization is approved by the IRS."

If you made a cash donation, tax advocates advise you to always ask the organization for a receipt so you can record it on your taxes.

The deadline to report your donations is December 31st.

To check if the organization you donated to is eligible click here.

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