The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) grants organization eligibility in receiving donations and giving them a tax-deductible status. Qualified organizations meet requirements upon obtaining the status that allows taxpayers to claim charitable deductions. You may ask the organization about their status in which they should be able to provide you with details. There is also a listed publication (IRS Publication 78) available through the IRS that lists qualifying organizations.
The most common way in determining if the organization is qualified is to review organization types. There are 5 general types of organizations that will have an assigned status such as … Read more at 2008 Taxes.