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In a letter to Treasury Secretary Paulson, a bipartisan group of Texas legislators have expressed concern that Proposed Rulemaking regarding Type III Supporting Organizations will make it impossible for "historical" supporting organizations to meet the functional...
A group of Oklahoma lawmakers have submitted a letter to Treasury Secretary Paulson expressing their concerns over proposed rulemaking regarding non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations by suggesting that Treasury set a minimum annual payout...
2 Apr 2008 | Congressional Correspondence | National Publication | News story | 2 comments
Texas Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn have sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Paulson expressing their concerns about possible unintended consequences that may result from proposed rulemaking to historical supporting organizations. The letter comes in...
The House of Representatives on January 20th unanimously passed H.R. 4462, legislation that would allow individuals who make charitable contributions to victims of the earthquake in Haiti to claim an itemized charitable deduction on their 2009 tax return instead of...

Shortly following yesterday's successful House vote on a package that would extend the Bush era tax cuts for middle-class taxpayers, Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus, D-MT, introduced the Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2010.

The Senate bill adds to...

The Joint Committee on Taxation on August 16th released its description of President Obama's fiscal year 2011 budget proposals. The proposals include making permanent and modifying certain tax cuts from 2001 and 2003; temporary recovery measures; tax cuts for...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has forwarded to Treasury for review correspondence sent to him by a constituent. The constituent, who is a Certified Personal Property Appraiser, recommends that appraisers and appraisals of personal property for federal estate...
Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the Finance Committee, is asking for data to gauge how a proposed change to private foundation excise taxes would affect foundation pay-out rates. Grassley said Congress should have such information at hand before voting on the...

In a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, Senate Finance Committee member Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has requested that Treasury complete its study on what he believes to be an exploitive tax loophole...

16 Nov 2011 | Congressional Correspondence | National Publication | News story | 1 comments

The American Council on Gift Annuities has issued a Statement for the Record of the Senate Finance Committee’s 10/18/11 hearing: Tax Reform Options — Incentives for Charitable Giving. Prepared by attorney Conrad Teitell, the statement focuses on and...


The Joint Committee on Taxation has published a list of expiring tax provisions for 2011 through 2012. Charitable provisions that expired on December 31, 2011 include enhanced charitable deductions for contributions of food inventory, book inventories to public...


Writing in his capacity as pro bono counsel on behalf of the American Counsel on Gift Annuities, Conrad Teitell, LL.B., LL.M., has prepared a statement for the Record of the Select Revenue Measures House Ways and Means Subcommittee’s 4/26/12 hearing:...


Citing concerns over privacy protections, 11 Senators today pressed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for additional answers on the agency's decision to request confidential donor information from organizations applying for tax exempt status. In a letter led by...


Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, has announced that the Committee will hold a hearing to examine the itemized deduction for charitable contributions as part of the Committee's work on comprehensive tax reform.


In preparation for this Thursday's "Hearing on Tax Reform and Charitable Contributions," the Joint Committee on Taxation has prepared an overview of the present-law rules relating to the Federal tax treatment of charitable contributions, a discussion of economic...


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


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!


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."

On January 15, 2010, House leaders Rangel, Camp, Clyburn and Cantor introduced a bill that would allow taxpayers to claim a charitable deduction for the 2009 tax year for charitable contributions made for Haiti relief.
Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Committee on Finance, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member, have written to four ministries to urge cooperation with an earlier information request from Grassley. Baucus and Grassley lead the committee with exclusive Senate...
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Define: Congressional Correspondence

Congressional correspondence includes all written communications sent to or received from Members of Congress, congressional committees, staff members, individuals, and organizations whose correspondence has been forwarded by a Member of Congress for assistance in preparing a reply.

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