Taxes and the Johnsons

New Ways You Can Help Atlanta RMHC’s Families and Save on Taxes in 2020

The Johnson family from Denver, North Carolina

Did you know you may be eligible for new tax benefits when you make a gift to Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities, helping families like the Johnsons? The Johnsons stayed with us for more than two months during the quarantine.

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the following changes to charitable giving tax benefits were made to help support nonprofits like us.

For Individuals

  • The Charitable Giving Incentive included in the CARES Act provides a new above-the-line deduction of up to $300 for all taxpayers whether they choose to itemize or to take the standard deduction. The incentive applies to contributions made to qualified charities during 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year.
  • The CARES Act also increases the 60 percent of adjusted gross income tax deduction limitation to 100 percent if the donation is made directly to a qualified charity, like Atlanta RMHC.
  • If you have questions about donating non-cash assets, contact Marissa Greider, Senior Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at

For Corporations

  • The CARES Act raises the annual deduction limit from 10 percent to 25 percent of taxable corporate income.
  • Food donations from corporations have been increased to 25 percent, up from the current 15 percent cap. Email Ansley Wetherington, Volunteer Services and Program Coordinator, at to coordinate details before donating food.

These incentives are covered in sections 2204 and 2205 of the bill. For more information, please refer to the entire CARES Act. As always, we recommend you talk to your tax adviser about how this could benefit you.

Make a difference today and support Atlanta RMHC’s COVID-19 Response Fund. Together we can continue to support families with seriously ill or injured children when it matters most.