DONATE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DONATE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194720-79/tax-breaks-bill-donations.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194720-79/tax-breaks-bill-donations.html.csp">House passes tax breaks to boost charitable giving</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T11:38:02.148-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators. One provision provides tax breaks to people over 70 who make donations from their individual retirement accounts. Another reduces excise taxes on private charitable foundations. Procrastinators would be able to claim tax deductions for donations made after the end of the year, as long as they were made by April 15. Other provisions provide tax...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581947202014-07-17T11:38:02.148-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T11:38:02.148-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194720@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:38:02 MDT Letter: Invest time and effort in politics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58174189-82/candidates-volunteer-parties-party.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58174189-82/candidates-volunteer-parties-party.html.csp">Letter: Invest time and effort in politics</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T17:20:02.531-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Americans love competition. Let the best person win. In Utah, we volunteer time and donate to churches, youth sports, scouting and the environment. These worthy endeavors need dedicated volunteers and financial donations to achieve their goals. Another volunteer effort many of us take for granted affects the many ways we are taxed and charged fees for government services. It determines the laws and regulations we must obey. It’s politics. All political parties are run by volunteers and financed...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58174189@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:20:02 MDT