Donations, Taxes and Free Speech TV: Putting Your Donations to Work

When you donate to Free Speech TV, you receive the benefit of knowing you are helping to make a stronger and more informed democracy. The donation qualifies you for tax deductions too.  

Here are some answers to common questions about Free Speech TV and tax deductions. Free Speech TV provides this information for your convenience. As always, consult your own tax or financial advisor before making personal financial decisions.


When I make a charitable contribution on Free Speech TV, is that contribution tax-deductible?
Absolutely! Free Speech TV qualifies for 501(c)(3) non-profit status from the IRS — and that means every donation you give counts as a tax-deductible donation. It's one of the ways Free Speech TV makes giving easier and smarter for you. When you make a donation through our site, be sure to save and/or print the confirmation e-mail you receive from Free Speech TV for your tax records. Free Speech TV is a project of Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Tax ID number: 51-0173482. All contributions are tax deductible as allowable by law.

Do I need to itemize my tax return to get a deduction for charitable giving?
Yes, you do. Donations are only tax-deductible if you itemize deductions on your tax return. When you file your taxes, you'll need to itemize your donations on the Schedule A of the 1040 form.

When I donate, will I get a receipt?
When you donate through the Free Speech TV website, you will always receive a confirmation e-mail, which will serve as your receipt. You also can print the confirmation page that appears on your computer screen after you've completed your contribution—that can also serve as a receipt. You should always keep a hard copy of your receipt for your tax records.

How do I cancel or change my monthly pledge?
If you wish to increase, decrease or cancel your automatic monthly donations, we ask that you please contact us directly for security purposes.  Please be sure to include your full name, mailing address, and reason for canceling.  You can send this information directly to the Fundraising Team by calling 303.442.8445 or emailing development(at)freespeech.org.

Will Free Speech TV share my contact information with other organizations or like-minded businesses? We do not now nor have we ever shared our donor data with any other organizations, businesses or marketing groups.  Period.  We take matters of donor privacy very seriously and exercise the highest degrees of professionalism and confidentiality in the management of your personal and financial information.  

I want my giving to be deductible for this tax year. Do I need to make a donation by a certain time?
Yes. Any donation you made on or by midnight December 31, 2014 will qualify as a deduction for 2014. Any donations made in 2015 (even at 12:01 a.m. on New Year's Day) go towards the 2015 tax year. So if you want to qualify for the tax benefits of a given year, you'll want to make that donation before December 31 of that year. The good news is that you can donate on our website any day of the week, 24 hours a day.

What if I need more help?  
You are more than welcome to contact a Free Speech TV Donor Specialists at the time of your choosing.  Our professional and courteous staff will provide you with the information you need to make a donation that works for you and your personal finances.  Please feel free to give us a call at 303-442-8445.  We would love to speak with you and to thank you personally for your investment.  You can also send email inquiries to the Fundraising Team at development(at)freespeech.org. We will respond to your inquiry in a timely manner.