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CHARITABLE GIVING AND THE SUPERDEDUCTION: AN INVESTIGATION OF TAXPAYER PHILANTHROPIC BEHAVIOR FOLLOWING THE MOVE FROM A TAX DEDUCTION TO A TAX CREDIT SYSTEM

Advances in Taxation

ISBN: 978-0-76231-134-7, eISBN: 978-1-84950-290-0

ISSN: 1058-7497

Publication date: 9 November 2004

Abstract

The article reports whether taxpayer behavior changed from 1986 (pre reform) to 1988 and 1992 (post reform). The analysis also investigates the influence of inflation on the charitable donations. The percentage of taxpayers giving over $250 was analysed for both all the taxpayers and those consistently in the low and high tax brackets. The lower-income taxpayers were found to reduce their giving, contrary to expectations. The middle-income taxpayers, in general, increased their giving, which was expected and so took advantage of the superdeduction. The results of the moderate high-income taxpayers were mixed. Taxpayers who had very high incomes decreased their giving, as was expected.

Citation

Gelardi, A.M.G. (2004), "CHARITABLE GIVING AND THE SUPERDEDUCTION: AN INVESTIGATION OF TAXPAYER PHILANTHROPIC BEHAVIOR FOLLOWING THE MOVE FROM A TAX DEDUCTION TO A TAX CREDIT SYSTEM", Advances in Taxation (Advances in Taxation, Vol. 16), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 73-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1058-7497(04)16004-3

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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