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    If I had a vacation home that would be used occasionally by missionaries, church staff such as pastors, etc., could any of the costs of the home be deductible essentially as a charitable contribution?  I've been unable to find an answer to that via search.  Thanks for the help.

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    Unfortunately, it's a noble thing to do and you will undoubtedly reap eternal rewards for your good deed, but it is not deductible. This would be considered a donation of a partial interest in a property and, as such, is not a legitimate deduction.

    Check out IRS Publication 526 on charitable contributions and you'll find your answer in the Partial Interest in Property section, in the third column ,on Page 8. https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf

    So, no deduction. But, God bless you for your willingness to donate use of your vacation home to support Kingdom work.

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      https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf
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      Thank you for the clarification.

      How about the times that I stay in the home so that I can provide volunteer work (for a qualified charity) since it is a few hours from my primary residence?  I think I could deduct travel, etc. but how about the expenses for overnight stay (I think a hotel would qualify).

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