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April 12, 2006

At Charity Navigator, we believe that giving to charity is serious business. Not only should you take the time to research the charities you consider supporting, but you should analyze your finances to see how much you can afford in your efforts to bring about maximum institutional change.

Simply enter the amount you'd like to give and your federal tax bracket.* The calculator will display the net cost of the donation and the tax savings. You may be surprised to learn that you can afford to be even more generous than you thought.

Donation: Tax Rate %: Estimated Net Cost of Donation Estimated Tax Savings
$ x = $ $
 
 
 
Donation: $ x
Tax Rate %: =
Net Cost of Donation $
Tax Savings $
 
2015 Federal Income Tax Brackets (Based on Taxable Income)
Single Marginal Tax Rate
$0 - $9,225 10%
$9,226 - $37,450 15%
$37,451 - $90,750 25%
$90,751 - $189,300 28%
$189,301 - $411,500 33%
$411,501 - $413,200 35%
$413,201 + 39.6%
Married Filing Jointly or Qualified Widow(er) Marginal Tax Rate
$0 - $18,450 10%
$18,451 - $74,900 15%
$74,901 - $151,200 25%
$151,201- $230,450 28%
$230,451 - $411,500 33%
$411,501 - $464,850 35%
$464,850+ 39.6%
Married Filing Separately Marginal Tax Rate
$0 - $9,225 10%
$9,226 - $37,450 15%
$37,451 - $75,600 25%
$75,601 - $115,225 28%
$115,226 - $205,750 33%
$205,751 - $235,425 35%
$232,426+ 39.6%
Head of Household Marginal Tax Rate
$0 - $13,150 10%
$13,151 - $50,200 15%
$50,201- $129,600 25%
$129,601- $209,850 28%
$209,851- $411,500 33%
$411,501 - $439,000 35%
$439,001+ 39.6%

Keep in mind that you must itemize your deductions in order to gain a tax benefit. Make sure that when itemized, your total deductions are greater than your standard deduction. If they're not, stick with the standard deduction.

Read our article Tax Benefits of Giving to learn more about how federal income tax laws as they relate to your charitable giving.

*You can find the federal tax brackets for 2017 online at several different sites including Tax Foundation, Forbes and The Motley Fool

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