Save Money with Tax Deductible Travel
Volunteer vacationers can get money back on project contribution costs
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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, March 6 – Vacationers who thought certain destinations would be out of financial reach might want to investigate the tax deductions available with volunteer vacations. Travellers who participate in specific volunteer programs can deduct contributions and expenses on their tax return, making some of these projects up to 40% lower in cost than they might otherwise expect.
GoVoluntouring connects travellers to over 3,000 projects in over 100+ countries worldwide. Many of these programs are registered charities and not-for-profits that can issue tax receipts. For Canadians and Americans, this means a long list of projects where they can expect to receive a portion of their contributions and expenses returned as a tax deduction. Here is a selection of the projects partners offering possible tax benefits:
Care for Cuba: http://goo.gl/RDrld
Get a chance to peer into the beauties, struggles, and determination of a society that has long been shrouded in mystery to many North Americans. This volunteer vacation program focuses on research and education, cultural awareness, and academics.
Help build a sustainable orphanage in Guatemala: http://goo.gl/WVgmi
Help build a village for orphaned and abandoned children. According to UNICEF, Guatemala is home to more than 340,000 orphaned and abandoned children. Extreme poverty is the main culprit for this situation, but there is something being done about it.
Fighting Poverty in India: http://goo.gl/I9181
Globe Aware works by providing support for teachers, working with rescued child laborers, and assisting at day care centers catering to children below the poverty line in Jaipur, India.
Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica: http://goo.gl/07ZeZ
Imperiled by egg poaching, hunting, the lights of coastal development, and long line fishing practices, leatherback turtles are also under threat from climate change and ocean pollution.
On The Trail of the Giant Panda in China: http://goo.gl/C1hSr
The long-term aim of this project is to create healthy, self-sustaining wild panda populations through the release of captive giant pandas to strengthen small isolated populations of wild panda.
Expedition Vietnam: http://goo.gl/BdBhA
Volunteers will be engaged in a variety of projects, from teaching English, to the building of playgrounds and better homes, refurbishment of buildings for use as schools, as well as other infrastructure to help raise the standards of living throughout rural Vietnam.
GoVoluntouring recommends that all volunteers consult their personal tax advisor before making any decisions as tax regulations often change. For more information on the tax deductible projects visit: www.govoluntouring.com/tax-deductible-projects or call toll-free (Canada/USA) 1.888.988.7897
About GoVoluntouring: www.govoluntouring.com
Flight Centre’s responsible travel division, GoVoluntouring, is a leading online community for volunteers, overseas teachers, and learners abroad. Its unique search filters allow users to perform detailed and customizable searches from a huge database of projects and programs in over 110 countries around the world.