House Republicans say the tax bill they introduced Thursday will grow the economy, create jobs and simplify tax returns, in part by eliminating tax deductions.
“Over 90 percent of Americans will be able to fill out their taxes on a postcard. That’s what simplicity means,” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said.
But charities and nonprofit groups say that simplicity comes with a price. Even though Republicans promise to preserve the deduction for charitable donations, these groups say other proposed changes in the bill will discourage giving.