Legislation and regulation books related to the GOP's planned tax overhaul are stacked and ready in the House Ways and Means Committee hearing room in Washington, D.C.
 Legislation and regulation books related to the GOP's planned tax overhaul are stacked and ready in the House Ways and Means Committee hearing room in Washington, D.C. - 
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Charities across the country are running the numbers to see how much money they brought in from their scramble for year-end donations. Many Americans had less of an incentive to give under the new tax law, which doubled the standard deduction. That means folks had to make even bigger donations to qualify for tax write-offs.

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