Charitable Americans Pay More Taxes

C. Heslop

Experts claim Americans will file higher returns this year.

The first reason is inflation changing income brackets. What is the second? Edits to deduction clauses. It will cause kind Americans to pay more taxes.

Analysts believe filing changes could result in fewer acts of goodwill.

The government changed some clauses in response to the pandemic. 2020 and 2021 filers were temporarily allowed both standard and charitable donation deductions. This condition and other pandemic changes will end in 2023.

It removes the incentive for low and middle-class filers to donate. Most people prefer to take the standard deductions. Why? The 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) doubled it.

Who does the change affect?

Most filers.

Some Americans save more by itemizing deductions for expenses. These include charitable donations, real estate, and mortgage interest.

Standard deductions are usually more. Estimates list the standards as $13,850 for single filing, $20,800 for heads of household, and $27,700 for joint filers. So, experts say only people who still have the incentive will give to charity.

Michael Flannery, an employee at a Goodwill store, told WCPO9 that the 2021-2022 tax incentive sparked demand.

"The cars, on New Year's Eve, would be lined up around the building," Flannery stated. "That's because everyone wanted to get that receipt for their taxes so they could get the deduction."

But this year, donations dropped.

"The cars, the household electronic items, just are not coming in. We are in a really bad spot."

For more information on this year's deductions, check out the guide from the IRS.


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