01 January 2015

Charitable Deduction Central

Since 1917, America has recognized the value of the charitable deduction, which has served as the bedrock of our altruistic society and is a model for the world. It must continue as a fundamental tenet of our tax system.

Towards that end, we will oppose any legislative proposals that inhibit or diminish private charitable giving, which includes speaking up for a strong charitable giving incentive during tax reform debates. To learn more about ACR’s guiding principles for tax reform, please click here.

To learn more about the charitable deduction, we recommend you watch the video below of a lively panel discussion at our 2015 ACR Summit for Leaders in which four specific arguments supporting the charitable deduction are presented.

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Latest Developments

09/16/16 ACR Disappointed By Cap on Charitable Deduction in New Trump Tax Plan

The Alliance for Charitable Reform released the following statement upon the recent release of Donald Trump’s revised tax reform plan.

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06/24/16 House GOP Releases Tax Reform Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled a blueprint that outlines a tax reform plan. It’s a mixed bag.

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06/17/16 Hatch Extols Charitable Giving as Nonprofit Leaders Tell Congress to ‘Grow Charity Now’ 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Alliance for Charitable Reform partnered with the Council on Foundations and Independent Sector to bring nonprofit leaders to Washington, D.C. on June 16 to meet with congressional offices about current legislation supporting charitable giving. The fly in/speak out day was dubbed “Grow Charity Now.”

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» For more news on the charitable deduction click here: Charitable Deduction — News

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To take action now on the charitable deduction click here.


Recent proposals to eliminate or alter the charitable deduction:

  • President Obama has proposed limiting the charitable deduction for high-income earners in several proposals over the past few years including his FY 2016 budget.
  • House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp’s (R-MI) “Tax Reform Act of 2014” includes a 2% floor on the charitable deduction.

» For more proposals click here: Charitable Deduction — Proposals

Recent studies, reports and polling information on the impact of changes to the charitable deduction from a variety of sources.

» For more background click here: Charitable Deduction — Research

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Recent opinion and thought pieces by experts, scholars, and leaders in (and outside) the nonprofit sector on the charitable deduction.

» For more opinions and thought click here: Charitable Deduction — What Others are Saying

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Following are additonal resources on charitable giving.

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Interested in getting involved with efforts to protect the charitable deduction?
Contact Sara Barba (sbarba@urbanswirski.com) for more information.