fiscal cliff

cliff averted... mid fall

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Well, Congress did it... in mid-fall our lawmakers managed to broker a deal and leverage a vote all to keep the United States from hitting the bottom.

The Fiscal Cliff and Nonprofits

No one knows for sure how the Fiscal Cliff will play out or how it will affect nonprofits. However, proposed reductions to government grants and charitable tax benefits could be a troubling mix for charitable organizations.

These resources explore what the Fiscal Cliff could mean for nonprofits and how nonprofits are pushing back and preparing:

 

Understanding the Fiscal Cliff

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What is the fiscal cliff?
Investopedia defines Fiscal Cliff as "a combination of expiring tax cuts and across-the-board government spending cuts scheduled to become effective Dec. 31, 2012." It is thought that by not extending certain tax cuts and by having an automatic decrease in government spending the country will be sent back into recession due to decreased household incomes and a potential for increased unemployment.