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In this article, Rosemary E. Fei, Esq. explores the current status of the rules on lobbying applicable to charities, including the ramifications of electing or failing to elect under Code Section 501(h).
4 Jan 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | Article | 1 comments

H.R.8, the "American Taxpayer Relief Act" provides a special opportunity for Charitable IRA Rollover Gifts in 2012 if...

30 May 2001 | Legislative | National Publication | News story
On May 26, 2001, Congress approved the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (H.R. 1836), a $1.35 trillion 11-year tax cut, which President Bush is expected to sign. The bill provides, in part, for a reduction of the individual income tax rates and...
27 Jun 2003 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

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The Senate Finance Committee has released its committee report to accompany S. 476, the CARE Act, which would provide incentives for charitable contributions by individuals and businesses.

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25 Nov 2003 | Legislative | National Publication | News story
Senator Carl Levin, of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, yesterday released a statement that outlines charitable giving plan being promoted by KPMG that takes advantage of the tax-exempt status of a willing charitable organization and its unrelated...
6 Apr 2005 | Legislative | National Publication | News story | 1 comments
In an April 5 statement delivered to the Senate Finance Committee regarding charitable giving reforms, Richard A. Johnson of Waller Lansden Dortch...
9 Jun 2005 | Legislative | National Publication | News story
The Art and Collectibles Capital Gains Tax Treatment Parity Act would lower the tax rate for art investments and give broader charitable deductions to artists for donations of their work, Sen. Pete V. Domenici, R-N.M., said in a release about his introducing the bill...
9 Oct 2007 | Legislative | National Publication | News story
On September 19, 2007, Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Texas, introduced the Charitable Tax Relief Act of 2007 that would amend the Internal Revenue Code by striking section 408(d)(8)(F) to make permanent the tax-free distributions from individual retirement plans for charitable...
20 Mar 2008 | Congressional Correspondence | National Publication | News story | 4 comments
In a March 14, 2008 letter to acting IRS Commissioner Linda Stiff, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (I-CT) has expressed concerns and asked the Service to explain the basis on which it formed a "reasonable belief" that the United Church of Christ violated the...
17 Apr 2008 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Under current tax law, churches that benefit from

10 Jun 2008 | Legislative | National Publication | News story
S. 3098, the Alternative Minimum Tax and Extenders Tax Relief Act of 2008, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., would extend alternative minimum tax relief and a number of expiring provisions. Of interest to charitable planners are tax-free...
5 Aug 2008 | Legislative | National Publication | News story | 1 comments
Rep. Robert E. Latta, R-Ohio has introduced H.R. 6675 that, if enacted, would increase the standard deductible mileage rate for people delivering meals to elderly, disabled, and at-risk individuals to 58.5 cents per mile.
24 Sep 2008 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

On a 93-2 vote, the Senate has passed an amended version of H.R. 6049, the Tax Extenders and Alternative Minimum Tax Relief Act of 2008. Core bill components include clean energy tax incentives, protection of millions of Americans from the alternative minimum tax (...


The Senate Finance Committee has issued a release in which it summarizes the tax provisions included in the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Charitable components include the IRA Rollover Provision, Basis Adjustment to Stock of an S Corporation Making...

17 Dec 2008 | Legislative | National Publication | News story | 16 comments

Congress has passed and sent to the President for signature H.R. 7327, the Worker, Retiree and Employer Recovery Act of 2008, a bill that places a one year moratorium on required minimum distributions from Individual Retirement Accounts and defined contribution...

Writing as a volunteer on behalf of the American Council on Gift Annuities and the National Committee on Planned Giving (now the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning), Conrad Teitell has prepared and delivered a letter and draft bill to the Senate and House...
7 Apr 2009 | Legislative | National Publication | News story | 5 comments
Last week the Senate passed a fiscal 2010 budget resolution that includes an amendment that would increase the federal estate tax exemption to $5 million, indexed for inflation, and cap the maximum estate tax bracket at 35%.
7 Apr 2009 | Legislative | National Publication | News story | 6 comments
The Senate last week sent a message to the White House that it opposes a provision in the Administration's budget proposal that would limit the rate taxpayers earning over $250,000 can apply to charitable deductions to 28%. The amendment, introduced by Sen. Robert F....
27 May 2009 | Legislative | National Publication | News story | 3 comments
Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va. has introduced a bill that if enacted would amend title 35 of the United States Code to limit the patentability of tax planning methods.
19 Aug 2009 | Legislative | National Publication | News story | 1 comments
S. 1605, introduced by Charles Schumer (D-NY), would amend the Internal Revenue Code to reform the rules relating to fractional charitable donations of tangible personal property.
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