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5 Dec 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Senate Finance Committee member Charles E. Schumer, D-NY has introduced S. 1772, the Public Good IRA Rollover Act of 2013, which if passed would expand and extend without expiration the definition of tax-free IRA distributions made for charitable purposes for...

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26 Sep 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story | 1 comments

Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement today after introducing H.R. 3134, the Charitable Giving Extension Act, which would allow taxpayers to deduct their charitable contributions of the...

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The Congressional Research Service has issued report that examines the restrictions imposed on campaign activity by 501(c)(3) organizations under the tax and campaign finance laws.

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5 Sep 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Sander M. Levin, D-MI has introduced H.R. 2945, which if enacted would permanently extend and expand the charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory.

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19 Aug 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Senate Finance Committee member Debbie Stabenow, D-MI, has introduced S. 1280, the Charitable Agricultural Research Act, that if enacted would provide a charitable deduction...

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9 Aug 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Rep. John Lewis, D-GA, has introduced H.R. 2482; Artist-Museum Partnership Act of 2013 that if enacted would provide that a deduction equal to fair market value for charitable contributions of literary, musical, artistic, or scholarly compositions created...

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24 Jul 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Writing for The Chronicle on Philanthropy, Doug Donovan reports that members of a coalition of religious charities visited Capitol Hill last week to persuade senators to back the charitable deduction as they draft recommendations for a massive federal tax...

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Senate Finance Committee ranking minority member Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah has issued a release in support of the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013. The Utah Senator Says, “This bill puts a nail in the coffin of the death tax by repealing it for good."

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20 Jun 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Sen. John Thune, R-SD, has introduced the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013. The bill proposes to repeal estate and generation skipping transfer taxes, and tax lifetime gifts at a top rate of 35 percent.

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20 Jun 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, has introduced S. 910 that would amend the Internal Revenue Code to allow Indian tribes to receive charitable contributions of apparently wholesome food. The term “apparently wholesome food” means food that meets all quality...

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The Senate Finance Committee has released a paper compiling tax reform options for consideration by committee members as they work towards reforming our nation's tax system. They've been busy!

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22 May 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

In May 17, 2013 testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, J. Russell George stated the IRS used inappropriate criteria that identified for review Tea Party and other organizations applying for tax-exempt...

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1 May 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., R-WI, has introduced H.R. 1479, that would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove the deduction for charitable contributions from the overall limitation on itemized deductions.

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10 Apr 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Writing on behalf of the American Council on Gift Annuities, Conrad Teitell has submitted comments to members of the House Ways and Means Committee Charitable/Exempt Organizations Tax Reform Working Group. ACGA requests that the House’s tax reform bill: 1...

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10 Apr 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Rep. Richard L. Hanna, [R-NY], has introduced H.R. 1353, the STEM Education Opportunity Act, that would amend the Internal Revenue Code to allow a deduction for higher education expenses, including tuition and room and board, in a program of study in science,...

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On March 23rd, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after the Concurrent Resolution on the...

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17 Mar 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Writing for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Doug Donovan reports the federal budget plan released Thursday by Senate Democrats calls for new limits on how much wealthy taxpayers can lower their tax bills through itemized deductions, including those taken for...

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14 Mar 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, [D-WA], today released a ...

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13 Mar 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

House Republicans, under the leadership of House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan, [R-WI] have released their 2014 budget resolution entitled, The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Budget. The plan seeks to balance the federal budget...

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13 Mar 2013 | Legislative | National Publication | News story

Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus [D-MT] has introduced the Rural Heritage Conservation Extension Act of 2013. If enacted, the bill would make permanent the special rule for contributions of "qualified conservation easements" and remove easements on golf...

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Rep. Kelly Introduces Charitable Giving Extension Act

Fiscal Cliff Legislation Extends Charitable IRA Rollovers Through 2013; Special Provision for 2012 Gifts

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