This Is Your Last Chance To Help Consumerist And Cut Your 2010 Taxes

Hi, Tax Cat here. If you’re looking for a way to cut your 2010 taxes, and show the Consumerist some love, have I got a deal for you! But hurry. You’ve got just a few more hours to do it.

You have until midnight tonight to make a donation to Consumerist and use it as a deduction on your 2010 taxes. Consumerist? Tax deduction? That’s right. Consumer Media LLC, a not-for-profit Delaware limited liability corporation, publishes The Consumerist. We’re looking to raise $10,000 in the next few weeks. Help us now, and 2011 will be an even more awesome year for this site. That is why you should give us some money.

Your donations will be used solely to fund the operations of The Consumerist. Seriously.

Yes, you can continue to enjoy Consumerist without donating. No, we’re not going anywhere. But if you’d like to support the sort of independent work we are doing, and help us expand the site, the best way you can do that is by sending us a few dollars.

Even a buck is appreciated, and you can rest at night knowing that you are helping to exacerbate the existing gastrointestinal issues that currently plague many of our nation’s finest CEOs.

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  1. thompson says:

    Though it should be noted that you can only deduct charitable donations if you itemize, rather than taking the standard deduction—which is what most people do.

    • Kibit says:

      I was going to mention this too. I actually think this information is good for consumers to have and should be mentioned in the article.

      • thompson says:

        I think it’s a fact that many people simply don’t know, and that a lot of non-profits umm, capitalize on. Namely that you have to have a LOT of itemized deductions, many more than the average taxpayer would have, in order to actually see any impact on your taxes.

        • Kibit says:

          I agree. I always hear nonprofits mention “it’s tax deductible” now I know it technically is, but most people are not going to have enough deductions to make it worth their while to itemize.

  2. Silica says:

    Donations via PayPal or Google Checkout would certainly be more convenient for a lot of people than texting money.

    • farker says:

      Presuming someone has a PayPal or Google Checkout account, and doesn’t have a phone within reaching distance, this is a true statement. Otherwise, I think texting would be more convenient for the vast majority of the populace.

  3. stevied says:

    Where is the financial report regarding how the collected funds will be used?

  4. OnefinFinn says:

    If I donate, will you let me comment? It is a win win for you.

  5. segfault, registered cat offender says:

    In other news, Catsumerist finishes out 2010 with multiple pictures of hideous cats.