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The research from the American Legislative Exchange Council shows in a new study that when people are taxed more they give less, and, conversely, when taxes go down their giving goes up.

"A new study has found that people who pay more in taxes are less generous when it comes to charitable giving.

"Looking at data from 1997 to 2012, researchers at the American Legislative Exchange Council found that taxpayers who give more to the government keep more of their money overall than their less-heavily taxed counterparts in other states, because they don't bother giving to charity after government has finished with them.

"'When all state taxes are considered, a 1 percentage point increase in the total tax burden is associated with a 1.16 percent drop in charitable giving per dollar of state income,' the report states."--Rudy Takala, Washington Examiner

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