If you have any questions about whether your donation is tax-deductible, please consult a tax professional or the nonprofit you donated to.
You'll automatically receive an email receipt from GoFundMe Charity that meets the IRS requirements for a record of your donation if you donated to a US nonprofit. Be sure to save and/or print this email for your records.
Tax Receipts and WePay
On WePay, donors will receive one receipt by email which includes all the necessary information that the IRS requires so it can be considered for a tax deduction. We make no claims about the deductibility of donations.
Tax Receipts and the PayPal Giving Fund
On PayPal Giving Fund, every donor will receive a donation confirmation. Every donor also gets a tax receipt from PayPal Giving Fund for each donation they make. PPGF sends tax receipts to donors by email.
Tax Receipts and Canadian Donations
Canadian organizations can opt to have GoFundMe Charity send receipts or they may opt to send receipts themselves. If you donate to a Canadian charity and do not receive a receipt, you’ll want to contact them directly. Our receipts will have all the information the US IRS or Canadian CRA requires for deductibility.
We encourage international donors to consult a tax professional with questions about the tax requirements outside of the US and Canada; as GoFundMe Charity is not able to make tax-advisements.
Editing a Donation Receipt
The personal information displayed on your donation receipt will match the billing info associated with the credit card used to process the donation. We’re unable to change this information (name, email, billing address, etc.) associated with a donation after it’s been processed. There are some complicated tax and security laws that prohibit this.
If you've made a donation on behalf of another person and want to obtain a receipt with their name, you'll need to contact the benefiting nonprofit directly and request one. The nonprofit can also give you a receipt for any offline donations submitted directly to their organization via check or cash.
You may also opt to refund the original donation and process it again using the corrected email address, etc.