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- Starting this year, individuals will be able to contribute to charities and take an above the line deduction (no need to itemize) for up to $300. But this is limited to contributions of cash. This appears to be a permanent change to the tax code. I'm still researching (a) whether couples can deduct $600, and (b) whether this deduction is added back when computing AGI for SS or Medicare IRMAA, or for IRA deductibility, or any other purpose.