The Next Step Toward Welfare Reform:

A Manual for Enacting Tax Credits

for Charitable Contributions

March 1998


Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Implications for Policymakers (FAQ)

3. Implications for Taxpayers and Donors (FAQ)

4. Implications for Nonprofit Organizations (FAQ)

5. Current and Proposed State Tax Credit Legislation (FAQ)

6. Model Legislation

7. Predicting Giving

Appendix I: Survey Results

Appendix II: BHI Nonprofit Organization Survey Results

The Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research focuses on federal, state and local economic policies as they affect Massachusetts citizens and businesses. The institute conducts research and educational programs to provide timely, concise and readable analyses that help voters, policy makers and opinion leaders understand today's leading public policy issues.

March 1998 Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University

ISBN 1-886320-04-7

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