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Changes in the tax code mean that charitable donations may no longer be deducted, which could come as a surprise to many taxpayers. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Those End-Of-The-Year Charitable Donations May Not Help Your Tax Bill

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Evacuees fill up cots Monday at the George Brown Convention Center in Houston, which has been turned into a shelter run by the American Red Cross to house victims of the high water from Hurricane Harvey. Experts say it's best to donate money, not items or services, to trusted charitable organizations after a disaster — and to keep long-term needs in mind. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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