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

A $50 donation won't make your refund go up $50. That's not how it works.

To get a tax benefit from your donations, the sum of all your itemizable deductions must exceed your standard deduction amount. Until they do, your refund won't budge.

In a typical 15% tax bracket, a $50 donation (if you itemize) translates to a refund increase of about 7 dollars. However, giving has benefits that can't be measured in dollars.

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