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Why doesn't my refund change after I enter or import my donations?

To get a tax benefit from your donations, the sum of all your itemized deductions, which also includes things like medical expenses and property taxes, must exceed your standard deduction amount. Until they do, you won't see a change in your refund.

This year, we estimate that nearly 90% of taxpayers will be taking the higher standard deduction, up from 70% last year.

But remember, even if your charitable donations didn't change your federal refund, they may have changed the life of someone on the receiving end of your generosity.

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