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Salt Lake Tops List as America's Most Giving City; San Antonio Most Stingy
New List From TurboTax Identifies Cities That Give the Most to Charity
SAN DIEGO - Feb. 1, 2007 - Salt Lake City is America's most giving city, according to a new list of America's Most Giving and Stingiest cities from TurboTax®, the top-rated tax software from Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU). The list, based on average charitable contributions, shows that Salt Lake residents on average contributed just under $2,200 per person. That amount is almost double the national average of $1,230 in charitable contributions.
Claiming the top spot on America's Stingiest City list is San Antonio where residents donated far less to their favorite charities, doling out on average just over $700 per resident, as reported on Schedule A of the federal 1040 tax form.

The rankings are, with average charitable contribution per taxpayer in parenthesis:


To 10 Most Giving Cities Top 10 Stingiest Cities
1. Salt Lake City, Utah ($2,196) 1. San Antonio ($717)
2. West Palm Beach, Fla. ($1,874) 2. Buffalo, N.Y. ($728)
3. Washington, D.C. ($1,848) 3. Albuquerque, N.M. ($749)
4. New York ($1,819) 4. Pittsburgh ($769)
5. San Francisco Bay Area ($1,681) 5. Providence, R.I. ($803)
6. Atlanta, Ga. ($1,665) 6. Orlando, Fla. ($880)
7. Baltimore ($1,618) 7. Columbus, Ohio ($913)
8. Birmingham, Ala. ($1,524) 8. Cleveland, OH ($915)
9. Charlotte, N.C. ($1,430) 9. Tampa-St. Petersburg ($932)
10. Los Angeles ($1,422) 10. Harrisburg, Pa ($954)


Help Others, Help Yourself
The residents of Salt Lake City know that giving to charity not only helps others but it also helps cut their tax bill. Charitable contributions, both cash and donated items, are among the more than 350 possible deductions and credits included in TurboTax Deluxe Deduction Maximizer. TurboTax is the most trusted tax software package, helping millions of Americans year after year prepare and file their taxes with confidence — no matter which city they live in.

The list is compiled based on Internal Revenue Service data for tax year 2004 for top 50 markets for total federal tax returns filed. The full list of all 50 markets, along with average charitable contribution per taxpayer, is below this release.
 
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America's Most Giving and Stingiest Cities from TurboTax
The rankings are, with average charitable contribution per taxpayer in parenthesis:

To 25 Most Giving Cities Top 25 Stingiest Cities
1. Salt Lake City ($2,196) 1. San Antonio ($717)
2. West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce ($1,874) 2. Buffalo, N.Y. ($728)
3. Washington, D.C. ($1,848) 3. Albuquerque-Santa Fe ($749)
4. New York ($1,819) 4. Pittsburgh ($769)
5. San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose ($1,681) 5. Providence, R.I. ($803)
6. Atlanta ($1,665) 6. Orlando, Fla. ($880)
7. Baltimore ($1,618) 7. Columbus, Ohio ($913)
8. Birmingham, Ala. ($1,524) 8. Cleveland-Akron ($915)
9. Charlotte, N.C. ($1,430) 9. Tampa-Saint Petersburg ($932)
10. Los Angeles ($1,422) 10. Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York ($954)
11. Chicago ($1,363) 11. Miami-Fort Lauderdale ($978)
12. Memphis ($1,336) 12. Hartford-New Haven ($981)
13. Minneapolis-Saint Paul ($1,331) 13. Louisville ($1,017)
14. Dallas-Fort Worth ($1,325) 14. Indianapolis ($1,023)
15. San Diego ($1,322) 15. Nashville ($1,041)
16. Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem, N.C. ($1,320) 16. Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto ($1,054)
17. Raleigh-Durham, N.C. ($1,319) 17. Milwaukee ($1,074)
18. Denver ($1,298) 18. Saint Louis ($1,079)
19. Detroit ($1,257) 19. Cincinnati ($1,105)
20. Philadelphia ($1,239) 20. Houston ($1,132)
21. Greenville, S.C. ($1,235) 21. Kansas City, Mo ($1,132)
22. Phoenix ($1,219) 22. Jacksonville ($1,135)
23. Seattle-Tacoma ($1,204) 23. Las Vegas ($1,136)
24. Boston ($1,203) 24. Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, V.A. ($1,154)
25. Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo, M.I. ($1,196) 25. Portland, O.R. ($1,162)
 
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