Why Charitable Donations Are Not Tax Deductions For Most People

(aka: explaining the Standard Deduction and Itemized Deductions in Three Easy Steps) “Everybody knows” that charitable donations are tax-deductible. “Everybody knows” that you get a tax break on your home mortgage. Everybody is mostly wrong. Here’s why: Step 1: In the U.S., it basically works like this:  Step 2: You have two options for that […]