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Charitable Deduction

Offense Can Also Be Defense

Paul Clolery | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Paul Clolery

Congress should shine a spotlight on the elected officials who vote to cut funding for programs that then must be picked up by a nonprofit sector that was pushed off balance and had its legs swept from under it.

The Daily Practice That Changed My Life

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Daily giving has brought me closer to my family and to my community. It has enriched and blessed my life. The initial impulse to be more connected to and engaged in my giving -- has resulted in me receiving so much more than I've given.

Donating To Charity Should Be As Easy As Shopping Online

www.theguardian.com | Posted 08.01.2013 | Impact

Impulse donations have to be quick. A pound in the bucket is easier than a lengthy chat with a clipboard-wielding rep on the street – and the same p...

Tax Reform Lessons Learned From State Experiments

Tim Delaney | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Tim Delaney

Americans would be served better if Congress considered the real world lessons that states have learned by experimenting with limits on charitable tax deductions: local communities lose far more than governments gain.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remember Your Charitable Donations Still Count in this Year's Tax Return

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

As many of us scurry to gather our receipts and recollect the donations we made in 2012, there is a chorus of folks who say that the predicted elimination of the deductibility of charitable donations will result in fewer people giving or people giving less. My response is that it will not.

Nonprofit Trends: Fastest Growing Sector?

Marc Chardon | Posted 05.22.2013 | Impact
Marc Chardon

According to Bloomberg: "In the past decade, the number of nonprofit groups has grown by 25 percent to 1.6 million. They now account for 5.4 percent of gross domestic product and 10 percent of jobs."

The Charitable Deduction and the Social Contract

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 03.09.2013 | Business
Tiziana Dearing

We know we have a social contract. Reasonable people can disagree on how much government is responsible for that contract versus the private sector. That someone has to be, however, is not in dispute. That we have to pay for it shouldn't be either.

Eliminating Tax Breaks May 'Rip The Heart' Out Of Charitable Sector

Paul Clolery | Posted 02.27.2013 | Impact
Paul Clolery

As the debate and acrimony in Washington, D.C. continues regarding the absurd notion that the federal charitable deduction plays an important role in ...

Giving to Charity: How Much Can I Deduct From My Taxes?

Women & Co | Posted 05.27.2012 | Money
Women & Co

With all the donating we do throughout the year, how do we know what's deductible, how much of it can we write off of our taxes, and what records do we need to support it?

The Great Charitable Myth

Heather Higgins | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Heather Higgins

Soup kitchens over art and music programs? Social justice over inner city education? Homeless shelters over medical research? ACORN over the environment? With the thousands of charitable organizations in existence, do we really want these decisions politicized and manipulated?

Are You Being Scammed?

Emily Cohn | Posted 02.13.2014 | Money

Every year during tax season, scam artists try and break off a piece of Americans' tax payments. "Scam artists will tempt people in-person, on-lin...

White House: Charitable Deduction Cap Won't Hurt Charities

Posted 02.17.2012 | Impact

Though President Obama's proposed deduction cap will allow the rich to still write off more than the middle class, charities say it could cost them bi...

The Flatter Tax

Ed Koch | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

What should the Democrats be offering as one of their top priorities to deal with the enormous inequities in our tax code? I call for the "flatter tax." I believe all income from whatever source should be taxable.

Occupy Giving

David Morris | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
David Morris

While most foundations do not engage in campaigns to expand policies that extend a helping hand to our neighbors, a growing number are engaging in campaigns whose result may be the opposite.

Andrea Stone

Gang of Six Plan On Charitable Deductions Would Follow Debt Commission Guidelines

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Part of the debt-reduction plan unveiled Tuesday by the Gang of Six would "reform, not eliminate tax expenditures" for charitable giving...

Dan Froomkin

A New Big Idea: Create Jobs And Reduce Poverty By Doubling The Charitable Deduction

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Even as the United States suffers from a staggering unemployment crisis and vast income inequality, the nation's wealthiest families are...