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(KATU)   Oregon passes law to take away charitable tax deductions for charities that devote less that 70% of funds towards actual charity work   ( divider line
    More: Hero, funds, Oregon, itemized deduction, tax breaks, local taxes, Oregon Department of Justice  
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5588 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Jun 2013 at 5:59 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-30 06:07:41 PM  
3 votes:
shiat now my charity has to flat out lie, or I have to have several barely legit charities to pay for my lifestyle
2013-06-30 06:56:15 PM  
2 votes:
"In related news, the Mormon church has announced they are pulling out of Oregon, citing "unspecified reasons.""
2013-06-30 06:16:51 PM  
2 votes:
So, 100% of them.
2013-06-30 06:17:03 PM  
1 vote:

mekki: Everyone always talks about the worst charities. But what about the good ones? Farkers, which ones do you always give to knowing that the money is going to be used for what is intended for?

Human Fund
2013-06-30 06:15:50 PM  
1 vote:

b-ham: Subby has it backwards - it takes away tax breaks for charities that spend  more than 70% of their donations on management, etc. So as long as you still spend 30% or more on charity you're still in the clear.

Good move, but it still seems like a very conservative number. Why not 50%?

Yeah - I've basically stopped giving to charities because I don't know how the money will be spent.  I don't mind giving, but if most of my money is not actually going to help the cause I'm giving to then screw that.

If they can't even tell me how my money will be spent then I actually would rather give it to some homeless person on the street even if there's a good chance it will just be wasted on booze or drugs.

The most annoying charity grabs are the ones in the check out lines at PetSmart or Target.  "Would you like to donate a  dollar?"  As if you're some sort of scrooge if you don't cough up a 100 pennies while you're spending $50 on merchandise.

PetSmart asks for money for animals.  You know what, PetSmart?  Every single penny I spend at your store is going to a once homeless animal.

I'm really tempted to start my own charity.  You send me your dollars and tell me what cause you support and I promise to at least forward at least 30 cents on each dollar to whoever you want me to.
2013-06-30 06:14:49 PM  
1 vote:
But how am I going to feel good about myself and all of my philanthropy if the charities I donate to can't lavish me and my guests at black-tie galas and million dollar awareness events?

What then?! How am I supposed to show everyone how much I care about  *insert cause here*if our pictures aren't on the B8 page of the local newspaper? Why bother anymore?

This is nonsense. It's all about awareness.

/Pay attention to me and my good deeds!!!!! LOOK AT ME!!!!
2013-06-30 06:12:22 PM  
1 vote:
So, Oregonians For Sharpening Satan's Horns is still okay? Amen. Oops, I mean Kiss the Devil.
2013-06-30 06:08:53 PM  
1 vote:

JesusJuice: Good. Next, churches.

Why are you against the separation of church & state?
2013-06-30 06:08:23 PM  
1 vote:

b-ham: Good move, but it still seems like a very conservative number. Why not 50%?

They might be anticipating having to defend this law in court. It might be more feasible to do so if they're only going after the worst offenders.
2013-06-30 06:00:52 PM  
1 vote:
Even charities have operating costs.
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