View videos, live streaming and photos from events hosted by the Alliance for Charitable Reform below.
House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) held a markup (which is a formal amendment process) on May 29 on another group of tax extenders – annually expiring tax incentives – and related bills that the Chairman hopes to make permanent. The Committee considered three charity-related bills: a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover (introduced by Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR); a permanent extension of the deduction for qualified conservation easements; and a permanent extension of the enhanced deduction for food donations.
The Committee also considered two other bills, both of which have long been ACR priorities.
May 30, 2014
>> Federal: ACR in the News
>> Federal: Washington Roundup
>> Federal: Ways and Means Committee Markup
>> Federal: ACR Webinar
>> Consider This: Mixed Messages
>> Top Reads: Charities adopt bunker mentality on taxes
May 29, 2014
The rising popularity of donor-advised funds (DAFs) has caught the attention of the nonprofit community and congressional leaders. Despite their popularity, however, DAFs are still widely misunderstood, particularly by those outside of the charitable sector and by policymakers. For these and other reasons, the Alliance for Charitable Reform conducted its most recent webinar on May 28 entitled The Increased Popularity – and Scrutiny – of Donor-Advised Funds.
>> Federal: Inching Towards a Tax Showdown
>> Federal: ACR Webinar
>> Federal: Jon Huntsman Sr. Recipient of 2014 William E. Simon Prize
>> Top Reads: Race is on to restore tax breaks
The Alliance for Charitable Reform conducted the second in a series of webinars on Tuesday, April 29. This most recent webinar focused on the economic impact of the nonprofit sector. Our first webinar, conducted on March 18, focused on Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp’s (R-MI) tax reform discussion draft. These webinars allow participants from all over the country to hear and view presentations from leaders in the charitable sector. Participants are also invited to ask questions.
We are making publicly available the economic impact webinar in its entirety. While not every webinar may be made public, invitations are sent to those who have signed up for the ACR newsletter. The next ACR webinar is tentatively scheduled for June and will discuss donor-advised funds.
Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen said in an interview this week with USA Today’s Susan Page that the IRS will likely rewrite the rule it proposed defining political activity of nonprofit organizations.
Apr 4, 2014
Camp to Retire, Tax Extenders Advance, Some High Praise Offered
>> Federal: Camp Announces Retirement
>> Federal: Tax Extenders Move Forward
>> Federal: Ryan Releases Budget Blueprint
>> Consider This: Some High Praise
>> Top Reads: GOP Tax Reform’s Effect on Charitable Giving
>> Federal: Reactions to Camp’s Draft Continue
>> Federal: Tax Extenders Activity Expected Soon
>> Federal: ACR Summit Wrap Up
>> Federal: Private Giving and George Washington’s Library
>> Consider This: It’s Going to be a Bumpy Ride
>> Top Reads: Tax reform puts charity on the chopping block