SweepsForACause is run by Giving Forward, Inc, a U.S. 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Giving Forward’s mission is to help other nonprofits generate revenue though non-traditional channels.
Your donation to Giving Forward through our platform receives chances to win prizes, yet, no donation is required to enter to win a prize or an experience. A donation does not increase your chances of winning a sweepstakes experience, ad you can also enter without a donation. Donations are not required to enter, and because we (Giving Forward, Inc.) is a U.S. charity, all donations made by U.S. donors are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. If your donation is accompanied by an bonus item or experience which has monetary value, the amount of your donation that is deductible for U.S. federal income tax purposes may be limited to the excess of the amount contributed over the value of goods or services provided. This is the same way that tickets to a charity ball which includes food and drinks are handled in the US. Typically the nonprofit will indicate what portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. If you have any questions regarding your tax obligations, you should consult with your own tax advisor.
Your confirmation email can act as your tax receipt. We cannot advise any donor (whether domestic or international) regarding the tax implications of making donations to Giving Forward and allowing Giving Forward to then grant a large portion of that donation to your selected US nonprofit.