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The National Committee on Planned Giving has received a copy of a letter sent from President George W. Bush to the Senate leadership calling for legislation to stimulate charitable giving. Of particular interest to gift planners is the President's call to permit IRA...
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20 Nov 2001 | Executive | National Publication | News story
During a visit to a local charity, President Bush called on Americans to support charities of all kinds, especially during the holiday season. The President also announced more than $1 billion in new grants to help the homeless and encouraged Congress to pass...
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8 Feb 2002 | Executive | National Publication | News story
The Bush administration has announced in a bipartisan charitable giving compromise bill, the Charity Aid, Relief, and Empowerment Act of 2002 (CARE), cosponsored by Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman, D-Conn., and Rick Santorum, R-Pa., that includes some of the administration's...
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According to a news release by the Government Relations Committee of the National Committee on Planned Giving, President George W. Bush at a White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives held June 1st gave new assurances the White House is fully in...
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10 Jan 2005 | Executive | National Publication | News story | 1 comments
An executive order signed January 7 by President Bush announces the creation of a tax reform advisory panel comprising nine members appointed by him, with the purpose of submitting to the secretary of the Treasury revenue-neutral tax reform proposals in a report to be...
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14 Apr 2005 | Executive | National Publication | News story
In an April 13 statement of administration policy, the Bush administration said it "strongly supports" House passage of H.R. 8, which would permanently repeal the estate tax.
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14 Sep 2011 | Executive | National Publication | News story | 1 comments

The White House has released details of President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill. The plan proposes to finance the measure by reducing the tax benefit wealthier taxpayers receive from their itemized deductions, including the charitable deduction, to 28 percent....

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14 Oct 2011 | Executive | National Publication | News story

According to an article in The Chronicle on Philanthropy, President Obama's plan to pay for a jobs bill by limiting the value wealthy people receive for their itemized deductions, including the charitable deduction, to 28 percent appears for now to be dead.

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11 Apr 2013 | Executive | National Publication | News story

The White House has released its proposed budget for 2014, which includes a 28-percent tax benefit cap on the value of income tax charitable deductions. Writing for Forbes, Howard Husock argues why reducing the charitable deduction is not a matter of tax...

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20 Sep 2011 | Executive | National Publication | News story

According to a September 19 release by Citizens for Tax Justice, a non-profit, non-partisan research and advocacy think tank, the American Jobs Act proposed by President Barack Obama includes provisions to offset its estimated $447 billion cost by taxing...

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12 May 2009 | Executive | National Publication | News story | 11 comments
Office of Management and Budget Director Peter R. Orszag in a May 9 OMB blog has reiterated the Obama Administration's plans to cap the rate at which taxpayers earning over $250,000 can use itemized deductions to reduce their income tax liability at 28 percent.
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2 Nov 2005 | Executive | National Publication | News story | 7 comments
The President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform yesterday presented its final report in which it made sweeping recommendations to overhaul the federal income tax system for individuals and corporations. The bipartisan panel offered six recommendations to...
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5 Mar 2009 | Executive | National Publication | News story | 2 comments
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, President Obama is open to revising his proposed plan to cap breaks on mortgage interest and charitable donations.
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25 Mar 2009 | Executive | National Publication | News story | 15 comments
During a Tuesday evening prime time press conference, President Obama responded to a question from Politico's Mike Allen, who asked if the President was reconsidering his plan to cut the interest rate deduction for mortgages and for charities contained in the...
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21 Nov 2011 | Executive | National Publication | News story

A report produced by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and sponsored by Campbell & Company has concluded that high-earning households are disproportionately responsible for individual charitable gifts when compared to other taxpayers and that...

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1 Apr 2009 | Executive | National Publication | News story | 6 comments
Taxwise Giving has been a mainstay of the charitable gift planning industry for over 47 years. In this excerpt from the March 2009 edition, editor Conrad Teitell, LL.B., LL.M. offers his take on the 28% bracket brouhaha, tax strategies before and after 2011...
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