SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state report shows that Utah taxpayers donated twice as much to fight homelessness than to support education in 2015.
Taxpayers donated the most money to fight homelessness, contributing about $70,000, while handing off about $35,000 for education.
With Tax Day approaching, Utah residents have their latest opportunity to send in donations with their tax returns. The most recent report examining donations on tax returns also shows that there has been a downward trend in the amount of money that residents have contributed over the last 25 years.
In 1990, there was nearly $450,000 in donations, but by 2015 that amount had decreased to about $191,000.
Billy Hesterman, of a nonprofit taxpayer group, says some people may simply not know that they can contribute through their tax returns.