The CARES Act passed by Congress includes a provision that allows most taxpayers to deduct up to $300 in charitable contributions made in 2020, even if they do not itemize deductions on their taxes. This includes general cash donations made to The Meditation Center. Consult with your tax professional and the IRS website for information regarding your eligibility to claim deductions for charitable donations. We will be sending confirmation letters for all identifiable cash donations totaling $10.00 or more (does not include amounts paid for cost of classes or bookstore purchases) by January 31, 2021.
Your tax-deductible donations* help to support our programs and our community. For more information on how your donations are used, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
You can make a donation of any amount by clicking the Donate button below. Your donation is processed through PayPal, and can be made securely by credit card or debit from your bank account. A PayPal account is not required. You will receive an e-mail confirmation after your payment is complete.
Important: If you are donating money for a specific purpose (for a specific class or fundraising effort, etc.) please use the link for “Add a note” or “Add special instructions” (examples below) on the PayPal donation page so we can document your donation properly.
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Donations can also be made by check or electronic bill payment made out to “The Meditation Center.” Please make sure your payment is clearly marked as “Donation.” You can drop off your donation at our center, or you can mail it to us:
The Meditation Center
894 E. Main St.
Sylva, NC 28779
In addition to your PayPal receipt or canceled check, we will be happy to provide written confirmation of your contributions as documentation for your tax return.
Special instructions for cash donations: If you plan to deduct cash donations on your taxes, please give your donation in person using an envelope clearly marked with your name and donation amount so we can document it properly. Please do not send cash in the mail. Thanks for your support!
The Meditation Center also accepts donations in other forms. We accept Metaphysical-themed books and meditation-related items for our fundraising bookstore. We also can use paper goods (toilet paper, paper towels), bottled water (small individual serving bottles) and other supplies, as needed. Please contact us to verify the need before bringing items to the center.
On occasion, we also participate in community donation events. Please check our website for announcements.
Of course, we always appreciate a helping hand. If you can donate your time and talents in other ways, please let us know. We always appreciate a helping hand when the need arises!
*Important information regarding tax deductions
The Meditation Center, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization eligible for tax-deductible donations as permitted by law, through our affiliation with the United Metaphysical Churches. The United Metaphysical Churches, headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia (EIN 38-6122283) is a nationwide organization which is listed in the Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as a central organization holding a group exemption letter, whose subordinate units covered by the group exemption are also included as having contributions deductible, even though they are not separately listed.
Our status as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization can be confirmed at 501c3Lookup.org or through the IRS Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract (EO BMF) which can be downloaded from the IRS website (Select NC or Region 2 to download CSV file and search for EIN 475340678).
Specific circumstances determine your ability to claim tax deductions for charitable donations. Consult with a tax professional regarding your eligibility.