Charitable Deduction Central

ACR was established to promote the rights of donors and private foundations to choose how and where to spend their charitable assets and to defend against any initiative that seeks to use the legislative or political process to weaken that right to choose. 

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.



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Latest Developments

07/17/14 House Passes Legislation Championed by ACR

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.

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07/09/14 ACR Leaders From Across the Country Converge on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) completed a full day of meetings Tuesday, July 8 with members and staff of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. The group of foundation leaders discussed some of the charity-related proposals being considered in tax reform legislation and other issues affecting the nonprofit sector.

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06/30/14 ACR Speaks with Dr. Patrick Rooney About the Annual Giving USA Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Dr. Patrick Rooney, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, is our latest participant in our “Free to Give” interview series. Dr. Rooney is also a member of the recently-formed ACR Advisory Council.

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




ACR Statements

07/17/14 House Passes Legislation Championed by ACR

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.

keep reading>>

07/09/14 ACR Leaders From Across the Country Converge on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) completed a full day of meetings Tuesday, July 8 with members and staff of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. The group of foundation leaders discussed some of the charity-related proposals being considered in tax reform legislation and other issues affecting the nonprofit sector.

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03/04/14 ACR on President’s Budget: Disappointed in Cap, Praise Streamlined PF Excise Tax

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.

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Take Action

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Background/Research

Recent proposals to eliminate or alter the charitable deduction:

  • House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp’s (R-MI) “Tax Reform Act of 2014” includes a 2% floor on 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 2014 budget.

» 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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Opinions

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