Reports

Charitable giving is vital to thriving communities. An extensive body of research confirms its significant value and impact of the charitable sector. Below are some resources to raise awareness about the importance of charitable giving. 

Tax Foundation Case Study

The Tax Foundation’s report on the economic impact of eliminating the charitable deduction reinforces the benefits of the charitable deduction to our communities. According to the report, eliminating the charitable deduction would: • Increase tax revenues by up to $39 billion; • Reduce GDP by ...

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Giving USA 2013

Giving USA’s 2013 report (released June 18, 2013) reveals that individual giving  in 2012 increased slightly by an estimated 3.9 percent to nearly $229 billion. Overall giving is still below 2007 peak levels. How much was that impacted by the uncertain policy environment? ...

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Center for Effective Government Report – The Charitable Deduction Should Be Preserved

As federal lawmakers consider tampering with the charitable deduction, the Center for Effective Government issued a report on April 24 examining proposals that would significantly reduce giving. One proposal by President Obama would cap itemized deductions at 28 percent. Rep. ...

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