You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Business

Charity groups lobby against changes to deductions

Nonprofits across the country, including key institutions in Boston, are pressing lawmakers in Washington to preserve tax breaks for charitable giving, as they wrestle with negotiations over the fiscal cliff.

In a concentrated lobbying effort, hundreds of nonprofits sent representatives to talk to members of Congress this week, cautioning against doing anything that would take away or limit charitable deductions. Republican and Democratic leaders have indicated they would consider raising revenue by limiting tax deductions, but nonprofits argue the charitable deductions are a powerful incentive for people to donate.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week