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Weekly Map: Percentage of Tax Returns Claiming Charitable Gifts Deduction

By: Nick Kasprak

This week's map shows the percentage of taxA tax is a mandatory payment or charge collected by local, state, and national governments from individuals or businesses to cover the costs of general government services, goods, and activities. returns in each state claiming the itemized deductionItemized deductions allow individuals to subtract designated expenses from their taxable income and can be claimed in lieu of the standard deduction. Itemized deductions include those for state and local taxes, charitable contributions, and mortgage interest. An estimated 13.7 percent of filers itemized in 2019, most being high-income taxpayers. for charitable gifts.

Click on the map to enlarge it. The raw data in Excel format is here.

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