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ACR in the News
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Articles featuring the Alliance for Charitable Reform and/or The Philanthropy Roundtable:
- 12/31/12 Charities Argue Against Capped Giving Deduction -- Tax Analysis
- 12/9/12 GOP: White House Bullying Charities to Push Tax Increases on Wealthy -- Washington Examiner
- 12/9/12 Charities Fight Possible Changes on Tax Deductions -- USAToday
- 12/9/12 Republicans Accuse the White House of ‘Bullying’ Charities -- The Hill
- 12/8/12 Jobs Report Becomes Fodder in Fiscal Debate -- New York Times
- 12/8/12 American Charities Face A Moment Of Truth Over The Fiscal Cliff -- Forbes
- 12/7/12 Republicans Accuse the White House of ‘Bullying’ Charities" -- The Hill
- 12/7/12 White House Accused of Bullying Nonprofits -- Chronicle of Philanthropy
- 10/25/12 Charitable coalition urges Obama, Romney to leave deduction alone-- The Hill
- 2/14/12 Charities Oppose Obama Plan on Limiting Charity Write-Offs-- Chronicle of Philanthropy
- 2/14/12 Barack Obama's budget plan could discourage charitable giving-- Deseret News
- 2/3/12 Only Charitable Deduction Preserved In New Buffet Rule Tax Proposal -- Bloomberg BNA
- 1/27/12Obama Blueprint May Signal Retreat from Limit on Charitable Deductions -- Bloomberg BNA
- 11/20/11 Charitable organizations struggle with how tax law changes will affect donations -- Washington Post
- 11/22/11 'Super Committee' Breakdown Could Hurt Nonprofits -- Chronicle of Philanthropy
- 11/19/11 Nonprofits worry they'll take a hit in debt-reduction proposals -- Palm Beach Daily
- 11/11/11 Charitable Deduction Not Discussed at Deficit Talks -- Chronicle of Philanthropy
- 11/4/11 Non-profits brace for impending strain on large gifts -- Rochester Business Journal
- 10/25/11 Obama Unites Country on Charitable Tax Donations -- The Fiscal Times
- 10/19/11 Video: Arts Leaders Take to Capitol Hill to Talk About Tax Breaks -- Chronicle of Philanthropy
- 10/07/11 Charitable Deduction Cap Pulled From Bill -- Nonprofit Times
- 9/27/11 Nonprofits Lobby to Keep Charitable Deductions -- Nonprofit Times
- 9/15/11 Lukewarm Response for Jobs Bill Payment Plan -- Roll Call
- 9/13/11 Why Obama’s Jobs Bill Could Be Bad for Charity -- Wall Street Journal
- 9/12/11 Obama’s Jobs Bill Includes Plan to Limit Charitable Deductions for the Wealthy-- Chronicle of Philanthropy
- 8/2/11 Charitable Deduction Could Be Under Threat in Coming Deficit-Panel Talks-- Chronicle of Higher Education
- 8/1/11 Charitable Deduction Not Touched in Debt-Ceiling Deal-- Chronicle of Philanthropy
- 5/4/11 Key Senator Asks Whether Charity Tax Break Is Fair to All-- Chronicle of Philanthropy
- 12/7/10 Bill to Improve Government Support for Charities Faces a Tough Climb-- Chronicle of Philanthropy
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Jul 17, 2014
ACR Priorities Among Five Charity-Related Bills Passed by the House of Representatives
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Two legislative priorities of the Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) were included in a package of five charity-related bills—HR 4719, the America Gives More Act—passed today by the House of Representatives. The ACR priorities included in the package will streamline the private foundation (PF) excise tax to a flat one percent rate and give people until April 15 to make charitable contributions applicable to the previous year.
By Diane Freda, Bloomberg BNA
Reproduced with permission from Daily Tax Report, 108 DTR G-1 (June 5, 2014).
Copyright 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com
Donor-advised fund representatives are hoping to dial back a proposed five-year spend down requirement that would be imposed on funds as part of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s (R-MI) draft Tax Reform Act of 2014.
Under the Camp discussion draft, donor-advised funds (DAF) would be subject to a 20 percent excise tax on DAF contributions that aren’t disbursed to charities within five years. The tax would apply in every year the donor-advised fund fails to make the distribution
Killing a payout requirement entirely may be difficult to accomplish, Sandra Swirski, executive director for the Alliance for Charitable Reform, told Bloomberg BNA June 3.
May 30, 2014
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Budget Proposal Also Includes the Buffett Rule
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) issued the following statement upon the release of President Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2015, which includes a 28 percent cap on the charitable deduction, the Buffett Rule and a streamlined private foundation excise tax.
A Look at Some of the Stories of 2013
The holiday season is upon us, presenting an opportunity to reflect on the previous year. In that spirit, we have taken a moment to revisit some of the key events and news stories of 2013. We wish all of you a happy holiday season and look forward to a new year of continuing the critical work of educating legislators about the importance of preserving policies that encourage charitable giving and protect philanthropic freedom.
By Jeff Jacoby
When it comes to charitable giving, America is a world-beater. According to Giving USA, an annual compendium of national data on philanthropy, Americans last year donated more than $316 billion to charity, or roughly 2 percent of GDP. Contrary to popular belief, most of that money didn’t come from foundations or corporations. It came from individuals. In 2012, donations from private American households added up to about $223 billion.
Oct 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES— Adam Meyerson, president of The Philanthropy Roundtable, highlighted the importance of the charitable deduction in preserving our nation’s civil society in his opening remarks at the organization’s annual meeting last Thursday.
By Alejandro Chafuen, Atlas Economic Research Foundation President
“To my friends everything, to my enemies, the law.” This principle of government action has been attributed to diverse Latin American totalitarian populists. Unfortunately it seems it could well apply to the Obama administration. Using this principle to guide the monitoring of philanthropic activities in the United States can have a major destructive impact.
Aug 12, 2013
Tax Report Asserts Economic Benefits of Charitable Deduction
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) commented on a report released today by the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan tax research group, affirming the economic benefits of the charitable deduction.
“Today’s report further emphasizes how the current charitable deduction generates private giving to help those most in need,” Sandra Swirski, executive director for ACR, said. “This report also reminds us of the important role that the charitable sector plays in our economy in terms of jobs.”