Brief Tax Psychology and the Timing of Charitable-Giving Deadlines
Alex Rees-Jones, Dmitry Taubinsky
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This brief discusses the timing of the charitable-giving tax deduction deadline, evaluated in light of recent evidence from the behavioral public finance literature. We discuss how tax salience, inattention, and aversion to taxes interact with different possible deadlines, and we present several arguments in favor of moving the charitable-giving deadline to tax day.

Research Areas Nonprofits and philanthropy
Tags Nonprofit data and statistics Charitable giving
Policy Centers Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy