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Charities fight changes to tax deductions

The charitable tax deduction could be on the chopping block. As lawmakers try to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” one of the options is capping or eliminating that deduction. Charities are fighting this scenario, telling Congress that getting rid of the deduction would reduce donations.

A group of national charities created this infographic to make their case.

What do you think? How would changes to the charitable tax deduction affect your giving? Do you claim this deduction now?