US Inspector General: IRS Has 60% Error Rate in Policing Noncash Charitable Contribution Deduction

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    Jan 17, 2013 3:17 PM GMT
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    Jan 17, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    That is because millions of people claim the deduction and it is mostly self-reported because most charities just give you a blank slip that you fill out when you donate something.
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    Jan 18, 2013 2:51 AM GMT
    The charitable deduction provision of the internal revenue code should be abolished. All of the money people donate to churches (much of which is used to settle sex abuse litigation or advertise/lobby against same sex marriage) is currently tax deductible. And it shouldn't be. Protecting pedophiles or fighting same sex marriage is not "charity."
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:02 AM GMT
    musclestud1981 saidThe charitable deduction provision of the internal revenue code should be abolished. All of the money people donate to churches (much of which is used to settle sex abuse litigation or advertise/lobby against same sex marriage) is currently tax deductible. And it shouldn't be. Protecting pedophiles or fighting same sex marriage is not "charity."



    You are wrong for the most part!
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:09 AM GMT
    may11 said
    musclestud1981 saidThe charitable deduction provision of the internal revenue code should be abolished. All of the money people donate to churches (much of which is used to settle sex abuse litigation or advertise/lobby against same sex marriage) is currently tax deductible. And it shouldn't be. Protecting pedophiles or fighting same sex marriage is not "charity."



    You are wrong for the most part!
    You think donating to causes that fight AGAINST gay marriage AND pay lawyers to defend religious pedophiles should be exempt of taxation?
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:11 AM GMT
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    may11 said
    musclestud1981 saidThe charitable deduction provision of the internal revenue code should be abolished. All of the money people donate to churches (much of which is used to settle sex abuse litigation or advertise/lobby against same sex marriage) is currently tax deductible. And it shouldn't be. Protecting pedophiles or fighting same sex marriage is not "charity."



    You are wrong for the most part!
    You think donating to causes that fight AGAINST gay marriage AND pay lawyers to defend religious pedophiles should be exempt of taxation?


    Because churches are the only place charitable donations are made... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    There are a lot of charitable contributions by taxpayers to organizations such as Goodwill, Salvation Army, public libraries, wildlife conservation organizations, etc.

    Churches are a significant recipient of donations, but there are other organizations that benefit from the donation of tax deductible dollars.
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    You think I would? No! But, you can't generalize it. I'm atheist, but I know of several local churches who help the community a lot. Also, I speak for myslef and my business. I have a (charity) scholarship program in my county. Which provides scholarships to students who other wise wouldn't have the option of going to college. Mainly it goes to pregnant teen moms and a local church donates their daycare for the kids to attend at a free cost, while they are attending college. We also have several restaurants who donate food for them. I think if it wasn't because of the tax deductions some of these things would be impossible to achieve. I get it. Some ppl/corporations do take advantage of the system. That's why I said "FOR THE MOST PART".
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    Jan 18, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
    Medjai said
    paulflexes said
    may11 said
    musclestud1981 saidThe charitable deduction provision of the internal revenue code should be abolished. All of the money people donate to churches (much of which is used to settle sex abuse litigation or advertise/lobby against same sex marriage) is currently tax deductible. And it shouldn't be. Protecting pedophiles or fighting same sex marriage is not "charity."



    You are wrong for the most part!
    You think donating to causes that fight AGAINST gay marriage AND pay lawyers to defend religious pedophiles should be exempt of taxation?


    Because churches are the only place charitable donations are made... icon_rolleyes.gif


    I didn't say that it was. The point was a lot of the "charities" that receive money spend a significant sum on non-charitable items, including political activities, executive salaries, administrative expenses, etc.