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Beware of fake charities; use IRS tool to verify legitimate organizations

When fake charities scam unsuspecting donors, the proceeds don’t go to those who need the help, and those contributing to these fake charities can’t deduct their donations on their tax return. Those who wish to make donations should use the Tax-Exempt Organization Search (TEOS) tool on to help find or verify qualified, legitimate charities. This news release is also available in Spanish and Simplified Chinese.