Washington, DC—Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute,discusses the potential effects of capping the charitable deduction, AEI’s Philanthropic Freedom Project, and other issues related to tax policy and philanthropy.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hundreds of front-line nonprofit and charitable sector leaders representing thousands of communities will gather in Washington, D.C. on November 20 for “Protect Giving Day” to urge lawmakers to protect the charitable tax deduction. The event comes as political leaders are once again focusing on tax reform and deficit reduction and will consider proposals that could do significant harm to incentives that encourage charitable giving.
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 Elaine S. Povich
States that have tinkered with one of the most sacrosanct of all tax write-offs – state income tax deductions and credits for charitable contributions – have seen their local charities suffer the backlash. Their decisions offer insight for other states and for federal officials who are contemplating reducing or eliminating tax incentives for charitable giving.
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Joanne Florino, senior vice president for public policy at The Philanthropy Roundtable, is interviewed about Tax Foundation’s report on the charitable deduction.
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.”