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

07/09/14 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.

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05/30/14 Ways and Means Markup Tax Extenders Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C-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.

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ACR Statements

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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02/26/14 ACR Statement on Camp Tax Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C—The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) issued the following statement upon the release of tax reform legislation authored by House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI).

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Background/Research

Recent proposals to eliminate or alter 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.

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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.