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charitable contribution

n. in taxation, a contribution to an organization which is officially created for charitable, religious, educational, scientific, artistic, literary, or other good works. Such contributions are deductible from gross income, and thus lower the taxes paid. (See: charitable remainder trust, charity)

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Lower rates, however, devalue all deductions, including charitable contributions. Suppose, for example, Alice contributes $1,000 to her favorite charity.
Since December 2017, four states--Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Oregon--have enacted laws granting state tax credits for charitable contributions that go toward public education or public health.
If you plan to write off some of your charitable contributions, however, you need to understand the rules surrounding them.
Therefore, they'll lose the tax benefits from their charitable contributions.
People should consider making extra charitable contributions as 2017 winds down, to take advantage of the deductions still in place for this tax cycle, according to reporting by both Forbes and The Washington Post.
For regular tax purposes, the $50,000 of current-year charitable contributions is first applied, with $50,000 of the prior-year carryover then applied.
In its March 2007 audit report on the issue, the [RS agreed to TIGTA's recommendation that it flag for examination returns claiming noncash charitable contributions of more than $500 that lacked a Form 8283.
Since then, the order has grown to 1.8 million Catholic men worldwide, rightly proud of their reputation for parish involvement, volunteer service and charitable contributions. In recent years, however, top officials at the Knights of Columbus have been funneling the organization's "charitable contributions" not only to charity, but to politics of division.
After a two-year drop in charitable contributions brought on by the Great Recession, donations from individuals, corporations and foundations have rebounded according to Giving USA Foundation, an organization that tracks philanthropy through research and education.
The announcement is part of the pledge Citi made to provide USD2m in charitable contributions to the relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti.
The deduction for contributions of most long-term capital gain property to the above organizations, contributions for the use of any of the above organizations, as well as contributions (other than long-term capital gain property) to or for the use of any other types of charitable organizations (i.e., most private foundations) is limited to the lesser of (a) 30% of the taxpayer's adjusted gross income, or (b) 50% of adjusted gross income minus the amount of charitable contributions allowed for contributions to the 50%-type charities.
Percentage increase in charitable contributions to American universities between 1997 and 2007: 6.5 percent per year.

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