Magazine February 10, 2020, Issue

The Charitable-Giving Deduction Needs to Be Fixed

Why privilege causes favored by the wealthy?

Traditionally minded Christians often lament that the Christmas season, which once began on December 25 and lasted for many days if not weeks, now barely limps along as far as sundown on the 25th. They appear to have found surprising allies in our nation’s nonprofit sector. The carols may have vanished from the stores by the 26th, but our inboxes are piled high with tidings of the Season of Giving right up through New Year’s Eve. 

Whether we were scrambling in recent weeks to maximize our 2019 tax deduction for charitable giving or were simply irritated by the deluge of email

This article appears as “To Fix the Charitable-Giving Deduction” in the February 10, 2020, print edition of National Review.

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