Monday, December 08, 2008

Taxes Up, Charity Down (Doh!)

Colorado, not Wisconsin (yet).

...the Colorado Non-Profit Association issues a report claiming large declines in Colorado's charitable giving between 2005 and 2006. The average family's charitable giving declined from $4075 to $4046.

But what goes unmentioned is that, according to the Tax Foundation, the average per capita state and local tax burden rose from 3.1% to 3.4%, and from $3815 to $4185, more than 10 times the putative decline in giving. The idea that Coloradoans might, in part, have been giving less voluntarily because they were giving more mandatorily doesn't seem to have occurred to anyone.

You're already hearing the noises from the non-profits in Wisconsin, and yes, the situation is not good with them. But then again, paying JimDoyle'sTaxes (and fees, and fees, and fees) not to mention the prop-tax hikes....

HT: NewsBusters

After all, the Milwaukee Symphony doesn't use guns to extract your money.

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