Charitable contributions can be a great way to help reduce your tax liability and to support education, research, the arts and those less fortunate. You have until December 31st 2014 to make a donation and claim it on your 2014 Tax Returns. Donations must be made to a qualified nonprofit organization. Some MM favorites:
You can also take advantage of the Oregon Cultural Trust‘s OR tax credit.
Remember to save your receipts for donation of goods to qualified nonprofits (like Goodwill) as those are also tax deductible. You need to be sure and fill in the description and value of the goods on your receipt. Here is a link to the Goodwill Valuation Guide.