Dolphins need support! Your tax-deductible donation can make a significant difference.
You may make a contribution to honor a major life milestone
such as a birthday or an anniversary, or to honor the passing
of a friend or relative. The gift of protecting our resources
and wildlife is one that has no equal.
You can donate in a number of ways:
Check or Money Order - You can mail a check or money
order to us along with a
PayPal - you can donate immediately through use of PayPal, by clicking the "donate" button directly below. You will be able to "add special instructions" to specify if your donation is a bequest, a gift, for a specific project, to the Taiji Cove Guardian fund, etc.
EBay MissionFish - A portion (you decide how much) of the sale price of your listings on Ebay can be donated to the Wild Dolphin Foundation, or check our current lisings and buy from our supporters.
Deductions - Payroll deductions begin with the first paycheck
following setup, and continues in equal deductions each pay
period. This donation method continues automatically, from one
year to the next, without the need to submit a new donation
form. However, if you want to change the amount of
your donation, a new form is required.
Many employers match gifts made by their employees, or make
grants to organizations recommended by employees. Be sure
to ask your company how it can help your gift go even further.
For more information on supporting our organization with
automatic payroll deductions, please contact
us via e-mail or call us at (808) 306-3968.
Personal Possessions - If you donate personal possessions
a camera, refrigerator, clothes or the like
you can take a tax deduction for the property's fair market
value. The IRS says the fair market value of used clothes,
furniture and similar items is the amount people would pay
for the items at thrift shops or used clothing stores. You
can determine the size of the deduction to take by checking
with local stores.
If you contribute property owned for more than one year,
the value of the deduction is normally equal to the property's
fair market value. You have an advantage when you contribute
appreciated property because you get a deduction for the full
fair market value of the property. You are not taxed on any
of the appreciation, so, in effect, you receive a deduction
for an amount that you never reported as income.
The information provided above is for educational purposes
only. It is not intended to be professional tax or legal advise.
Consult a tax advisor about your specific situation. All matters
set out herein should be considered in light of the effect,
if any, of the alternative minimum tax.