When Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the Northeast, people raced to help: They donated money by text and credit card, scoured closets for items to share, and drove to the most ravaged areas to aid in the cleanup. They were motivated by generosity, not tax deductions, and that is how it should be. But the savvier you are about taxes, the further your philanthropic efforts will go.
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