Save the Charitable Tax Deduction
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Save the Charitable Tax Deduction

    1. Andrea Wood
    2. Petition by

      Andrea Wood

      Oakland, CA

President Obama offered a potentially devastating proposal as part of his FY 2013 budget: reduce the charitable deduction from the present 35% to 28% for families with incomes of more than $250,000 & individuals making more than $200,000. Why is this proposal so potentially devastating? A tough economy is challenging charities already stretched to the limit by the increased demand for services.

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We must ask President Obama & Congress to consider a scenario where children of impoverished nations die of hunger because of this ill-conceived action; where telephones will go unanswered at suicide hotlines; where more mothers, daughters & sisters will die from breast cancer; where animals will continue to be brutally treated to satisfy the greed of those who have no conscience; where our brothers, sisters & innocent children will continue to have their lives cut short by HIV/AIDS. We must ask President Obama & Congress, WHO WILL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS?


Background Information: Established by Congress in 1917, the charitable tax deduction offers a tax incentive to Americans to assist charities in supporting their vital missions. It is the only tax incentive that does not directly benefit the taxpayer. Higher-income earners provide the biggest proportion of charitable donations – at times exceeding 80% for some charities. Implementing a 28% deduction cap will create a deficit for the nonprofit community of $5.6 billion per year. 

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    Reasons for signing

    • Bree Bove WEST SENECA, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Non profits are carrying more of the social and health services burden as government sheds its obligations. Don't hamper our ability to pay for those services.

    • David Dow SHERMAN OAKS, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      The deduction is a major encouragement to donors of the Union Rescue Mission, the large homeless services agency whose board I serve.

    • Erin Riley NEWTOWN, PA
      • almost 2 years ago

      For those who are selfless to give at such a hard time in our nation's history, it is only fair for our government to lend a helping hand back.

    • Max Bunch FORT WORTH, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      To reduce charitable deductions in any way will provide people with less incentive to help other and more incentive to believe the government or someone else should help. It has been quantitatively proven that fewer people will help and less money will be raised.

    • Renee Brueckner PERRYVILLE, MO
      • almost 2 years ago

      Renee Brueckner


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