People in the US will be receiving a phone tax refund for long-distance services and Refunds For Good hopes you’ll give it to a good cause. The project is the brainchild of social entrepreneurs Jonathan Gorham and Michael Swartz and is getting support from Ed Begley. Jr., The Daily Show’s Nate Corddry, Martin Sheen, and Larry Hagman.
The Campaign has two main purposes: 1) to help individuals, businesses and non-profits get their maximum federal excise tax (FET) “War Tax” refund, and, 2) to inspire individuals and organizations to support worthwhile non-profit groups working to combat global warming and to end global conflicts.
Americans will be getting back around $20 billion dollars from the IRS and each individual refund is worth between $30 to $60. If you’re going to donate to the charities supported by Refunds For Good, you can choose among PeaceJam, Physicians For Social Responsibility, and The Solar Electric Light Fund.
Now this is a nice way to use your refund. Instead of using the extra cash to go shopping, it’ll definitely go a long way if you give it back to the charity of your choice.