Time is running out for charitable tax deductions

Time is running out to make tax deductible donations to charities and non-profits in 2016.

Photo Source: MGN online

From clothing to furniture, or even financial contributions, all donations have to be made by this Saturday, December 31, if you want to claim them as tax deductions on your 2016 tax returns.

Organizations like Hope of Glory Ministries in Greenville, rely on community support to operate their thrift store, which in turn helps fund several community support ministries.

Employees say it's easy for anyone to donate and claim their deduction.

"Anything they donate, whether it's for the store, whether it's for our Christmas outreach, our Thanksgiving, a monetary donation," says Catherine Knell with the ministry. "They can fill out a slip of paper. We have it at our front door and back door locations, and they do use it as a tax write off."

Make sure you keep your receipts for any donations as you'll need them to claim your deductions.