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charitable giving

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
A couple of weeks ago I donated six cases of water to our neighbors in Flint, Michigan . I’m not alone. In an outpouring of love and solidarity for a city that’s been stuck with poisoned tap water for two years, average Americans and big-name celebrities from across the country have donated
February 2, 2016Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Can a state tax all of the income of its residents, wherever it is earned? The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in Comptroller v. Wynne . A decision will answer whether residents of one state are liable for taxes on income earned in another state, even if that income has already been
November 13, 2014Renu Zaretsky
: TaxVox
Have it your way… unless you’re Burger King. Five Senate Democrats—Illinois’ Dick Durbin, Michigan’s Carl Levin, Rhode Island’s Jack Reed, Vermont’s Bernie Sanders and Ohio’s Sherrod Brown—asked Burger King to not move its legal headquarters to lower-tax Canada. They accused it of trying to avoid
September 12, 2014Renu Zaretsky
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
It is that time of year when we celebrate with family, remember all we have to be thankful for, and scramble to squeeze out those last few dollars of tax deductible charitable gifts. And that got me thinking about the tax treatment of charities and other non-profits. It is surely true that we give
December 27, 2011Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
PolitiFact’s Lou Jacobson recently pointed me to a blog post by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor complaining that President Obama’s proposal to limit itemized deductions would hurt soup kitchens—and their poor clients—by inducing rich people to give less to charities. That may be true, but Cantor’
September 30, 2011Roberton C. Williams