Giving to the community and helping organizations that share your passions is a great way to give back. But when tax season rolls around, finding all the donations you made that could be eligible for a tax deduction is often tedious. Spending time sifting through receipts, or scrolling through your transaction history, can add a layer of stress to an already tension-filled time. As the tax deadline looms, it’s also possible you might overlook some significant contributions.
For Capital One credit card customers, Eno, the Capital One assistant, streamlines the process of helping to track down charitable donations. Rather than pinpointing a year’s worth of contributions yourself, Eno does the heavy lifting for you. Eno looks for the Capital One credit card transactions you made that appear to be donations, compiles these contributions into a list, and emails them to you at the beginning of each year, well ahead of the tax filing deadline.
How does Eno track charitable donations?
If you use a Capital One credit card to make contributions to eligible charitable organizations throughout the year, Eno will look for and gather all the charitable donations it spots throughout the year into a list so you are ready for tax season.
If you receive emails from Capital One, Eno will send you a list, which contains information regarding your potential donations, including the name of the organization, and the date you made your first donation, how many times you’ve donated to that organization, and the total amount you gave to that organization. Eno will send you this accumulated list of donations for the past year before tax deadlines, allowing ample time for you to review them before filing.
Once you receive the list from Eno, you can take some time to review the items and have the chance to evaluate which ones apply to your tax situation. The IRS has certain criteria for charitable donations, so you can use this helpful tool from the IRS to see whether the donation you made is eligible for a tax deduction. You may also decide to discuss the donations with your tax adviser to determine which contributions might be considered tax-deductible.
What else can Eno do?
Eno works around the clock to provide other helpful insights about your money. For instance, if you donate to the same charity each month, Eno may notice if the charge is higher one month than others, and reach out to check whether you were actually planning to donate more that month.
Eno also watches out for other unusual account activity; if Eno notices a transaction that may be fraudulent, it will send you a message about it. Once you review the transaction, Eno will provide you with steps to help resolve the issue.
When shopping online, Eno can also create virtual card numbers to help you check out more securely and help you keep your actual card number to yourself. If you have questions about your account, you can ask Eno when you’re signed into your account online, in the Capital One Mobile app, or via text to get an answer right away. Ask Eno to check on your current balance, ask about your available credit, or find out when your credit card payment is due.
Read more about all the ways Eno can help here.
This content is not intended to provide legal, investment, or financial advice or to indicate that a particular Capital One product or service is available or right for you. For specific advice about your unique circumstances, consider talking with a qualified professional.
Eno is learning all the time and may not catch everything. Eno may not catch all eligible charitable transactions and is not a tax advisor. Potential charitable donations identified by Eno may or may not qualify with the IRS. Eno service outages may occur. Capital One customers are responsible for regularly checking their account statements. Web access is needed to use mobile banking. Check with your service provider for details on specific fees and charges. Texting with Eno means you agree to chat about your account over SMS and receive recurring messages. Message and data rates may apply. Mobile phone carrier fees for text messages may apply.
Some or all Eno features may not be available to all Capital One customers, depending on the types of accounts held. For example, certain bank accounts are not eligible to text with Eno, and Eno email notifications, app notifications, and virtual card numbers from Eno may not be available for certain credit cards.
The Eno browser extension for virtual card numbers is only available in certain web browsers, and enrollment is required. Virtual card numbers are not available for debit cards and some credit cards.