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Arizona nonprofits brace for federal tax changes

The standard deduction for a married couple almost doubled from $12,700 to $24,000. This means less people will be itemizing, opting to take the standard deduction instead.

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Giving, Arizona
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In a year-end scramble, charities worry about the impact of new tax law

Rick Cohen with the National Council of Nonprofits says charities are encouraging average folks to give year-round and changing their messaging, "a focus more on the mission of the organization than on the tax benefit that the donor would receive...

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New tax laws affect charitable giving

"There are a lot fewer people who will be itemizing their taxes next year with the doubling of the standard deduction." "Small donations really make a big difference."

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New Law Prevents Some Taxpayers From Writing Off Charitable Donations

Changes to the federal tax code — like the doubling of the standard deduction under the new tax law — are expected to impact charities and non-profits, beginning with end-of-year giving.

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Trump's 2017 tax bill will likely mean billions less in donations for charities this year

With the donations, the shelter provides emergency housing for 14 families at a time. Sometimes it is parents and children but can also be grandparents and grandchildren.

And it is full virtually all the time, Casson said.

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Nonprofits bracing for reductions in charitable giving under new tax laws

Rick Cohen, chief communications officer for National Council of Nonprofits, said many nonprofits still are hoping to avoid the worst of those effects — at least for this year.

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Nonprofits Fear a Drop in Year-End Donations Under New Tax Law

“The change is particularly concerning because there are so many nonprofits that are already overstretched and even a small decrease in donations could have devastating effects for a small nonprofit and the people they serve,” said Rick Cohen,...

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Charities fear hit from Trump tax law during holidays

Nonprofits had urged lawmakers and the Trump administration to incorporate such a deduction into the tax-cut law as it was being drafted, and they are continuing to make the case for the idea.

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Charities worry and wait

“While we're not expecting to be able to see the full picture until year-end or even into next year, we are seeing some early indicators” of a downturn, said Rick Cohen, COO of the National Council of Nonprofits.

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‘Nuanced' tax law is no gift to charities

"It is going to be somewhat tricky in communicating to people about this change to charitable giving in part because Congress did not technically touch the century-old charitable giving incentive," said Tim Delaney, president and CEO of the...

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