ACR News 10.31.17 – Will Tax Reform be a Trick or Treat?
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Universal Charitable Giving Act >> Federal: Annual Meeting Recap >> Federal: Roadmap for Action – November >> Consider This: Expect a Bumpy Ride >> Top Reads: Philanthropy Horror Stories: Donor Intent Gone Wrong It’s no trick. In fact, we’re giving you a treat with a Tuesday edition of the ACR Newsletter. […]
ACR Sessions at The Philanthropy Roundtable Annual Meeting
Last week, The Philanthropy Roundtable held its Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, AZ. As part of the programming, the Alliance for Charitable Reform held a panel on tax policy and charitable giving featuring Robert Sharpe, chairman of the Sharpe Group, and Sandra Swirski, ACR executive director. Pete Bird of the Frist Foundation moderated the panel which […]
ACR News 10.13.17 – Universal Charitable Deduction Legislation Introduced
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Tax Reform? >> Federal: Universal Charitable Giving Act of 2017 >> Federal: Roadmap for Action – October >> Consider This: Walk the Plank >> Top Reads: Nonprofits Battle to Get Charitable Deduction Extended to All Taxpayers Washington Roundup Last week, the House and Senate both took important steps toward tax reform […]
Legislation Would Expand Charitable Deduction to All Americans
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Legislation has been introduced by Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), H.R. 3988, The Universal Charitable Giving Act of 2017, which would expand the charitable deduction to Americans who opt to take a standard deduction. “We thank Congressman Walker for listening to charities and introducing this bill. It addresses our concern that the current charitable […]
(VIDEO): WSJ Discusses “Sacred Cows” and Expanded Standard Deduction
Richard Rubin, the tax policy reporter for the Wall Street Journal, heads to the farm in this entertaining and educational video to discuss the “sacred cows” in the tax code and explains how a larger standard deduction squeezes itemized deductions.
Congress Passes Aid for Hurricane Recovery Efforts Through Charitable Giving
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congress passed legislation today aimed at spurring additional charitable giving to assist with the relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. H.R. 3823, the Disaster Tax Relief and Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2017, includes a temporary suspension of limitations on the deduction for charitable contributions to qualified hurricane relief efforts […]
ACR Statement on Republican Tax Reform Framework
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) issued the following statements upon today’s release of the framework of the Republican tax reform proposal, which preserves the charitable deduction and doubles the standard deduction, among other provisions. “We applaud Republican lawmakers for proposing to preserve the charitable giving incentive,” said Sandra Swirski, executive director of […]
ACR News 9.15.17 – Where are we on Tax Reform?
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: So, What’s Up with Tax Reform? >> Federal: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Individual Tax Reform >> Federal: Tax Reform and Philanthropy’s 3 Percent Solution >> Federal: Faith and Giving Coalition Briefing >> Federal: Roadmap for Action – September >> Consider This: Congress is Back in Town >> Top Reads: Nonprofits […]
Discussing Philanthropic Freedom and The Givers
The Philanthropy Roundtable’s vice president for public policy, Sean Parnell, recently participated in a discussion with David Callahan, the founder of Inside Philanthropy and author of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age. Parnell and Callahan discussed a few of the topics addressed in the book, including freedom and oversight, civic inequality, […]