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The Latest H&R Block Giveaway Winner

The most recent winner of the H&R Block giveaway “Grand in Your Hand” is Bridgette Pattison, and she lives in Lima. During this month, the giveaway is taking place at H&R Block locations all over the country.

Pattison received an additional $1000, and it was all because she filed her taxes with H&R Block. She was very cautious when she got an email telling her to fill out an online form with her social security number. But, she still filled out the form. This form made it simple for customers electronically sign their name and submit an entry for the giveaway. On February 15th, Pattison learned that she was the most recent winner of the H&R Block giveaway.

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Pattison has two children,and she has lived in Lima for three years. She is excited that she is the latest contest winner. She plans to use the money to visit relatives in Kansas. She has been an H&R customer since the age of 18. Kim Milliman was the H&R representative who repaired her tax form at the Avon location. Milliman was glad that one of her customers was the latest H&R Block giveaway winner.

Everyone at the Avon location celebrated the win, and this included the location’s owner, Dawn Every. The staff presented the check to Pattison and served cake as a way to celebrate. Amazingly, Pattison is one of three winners that have won at the Avon location. The staff learned on Monday that the location had yet a third winner in the H&R Block giveaway. However, no one knows the name of this winner.

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How To Avoid Fraudulent Charities

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The holiday season is a time for giving not only to our friends and family but also to charitable institutions. This meaningful act enables us to make a difference while receiving tax credits in return — funds that make this a sustainable undertaking. Make all donations count by taking the following precautions:

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1. Do a background check.

Criminals use names that sound similar to well-known charities. Look through the list of registered institutions compiled by the Canada Revenue Agency to verify. Ask for a receipt as well as this will be a requirement for claiming tax credits.

2. Go beyond charities.

There are a number of qualified donees that may give receipts even though they are not charitable organizations. These can also be used to gain tax credits according to the Income Tax Act. Examples are municipalities, national art clubs, and amateur athletic federations.

3. Donees have discretion on receipts.

These groups are not mandated to provide a receipt to their donors. People must ask them explicitly to acquire this proof of donation for tax purposes. Inquire about it before handing any funds to avoid any confusion.

4. Some non-cash donations can lead to tax credits, too.

Stocks, land, and personal property all merit credits when it’s time to pay for tax. Note that donated securities are not subjected to capital gains tax while donated properties are. Helping charities through volunteer work does not result in tax credits. The CRA has published guidelines on this so be sure to browse their website. TurboTax Canada also has helpful information on the matter.

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