Last minute donations pour in before tax season

According to Birmingham's Salvation Army, daily pickups have almost doubled since Thanksgiving.

While many people have nearly broken the bank with holiday shopping, there are ways you can put some money back in your wallets. Tax season is just around the corner.

And before filing, people are rushing to make their final charitable donations.

We're just four days away from kissing 20-17 goodbye... which means time is ticking to make this year count for tax claims.

The Salvation Army tells ABC 33/40 daily pickups have almost doubled since Thanksgiving.

"The last three weeks have been really picking up for those who want to support the Salvation Army and yes get the tax write off at the end of the year," said Allen Tanner.

Donations are pouring in, with benefits on both ends of the deal.

"You have individuals come in and donate a bag of clothes and those that call in wanting their donations picked up. So yes on both ends of it, it's a bit of help for us and the donors as well," said Tanner.

Just today, Tanner says they had 130 pickups, which equal about three routes through Birmingham.

This year could be one the biggest years in history for charitable donations, ahead of the pending tax cuts, according to tax experts. To get your share, act now. You have just four days to get donations in. And don't forget those receipts. It's important to remember contributions made by text or credit cards also count.

"Every little bit helps," said Tanner.

Tanner says at the end of the year they usually get 100% of donations to support most of their programs throughout the year.

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