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Investing in You: Research, document, track charitable deductions

The IRA charitable rollover, which is up for renewal by Congress, allows individual taxpayers older than 70½ years to donate up to $100,000 from their individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and Roth IRAs to charitable nonprofits without having to...

Tags: Charitable Giving Incentives, Giving
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Nonprofits Hold Out Hope for Tax Bill Despite Setbacks

Tim Delaney, president of the National Council of Nonprofits, said a deal that extends the benefits for the current tax year on the full slate of extenders is "useless" to his organization’s members.

Tags: Charitable Giving Incentives
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Salvation Army has slow seasonal start

Nationwide, fewer people are cutting checks to charities in person and more people are giving online, said Rick Cohen, spokesman for the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: donations
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Tax Policies Top Agenda For Lame Duck Congress

“The end-of-year tax bill is on everyone’s list of ‘must-pass’ legislation because Congress can do what it wants,” said David Thompson, vice president, public policy, for the National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Congress, tax policy

Arizona food banks struggle in battle against hunger

According to the National Council of Nonprofits, Congress has approved each of the expired giving incentives multiple times in the past, but only on a temporary basis.

Tags: Hunger

Republican’s Senate Wins Boost Prospects of Tax Changes for Nonprofits

A bill passed by the House, the "American Gives More Act," would make the charitable tax provisions permanent and give people until April 15 to claim a tax deduction on charitable gifts made the previous year.

Tags: tax policy

Unhappy with your raise this year? In Washington, you’re not alone

Industry representatives say hiring and pay decisions are driven by the need for specific skills in navigating the grant funding pipelines and soliciting donations.

Tags: Fundraising

Taxpayers Face Squeeze on IRA Donations as Tax Extenders Languish

The National Council of Nonprofits, which represents smaller organizations, has “cautious optimism” that Congress will extend the IRA rollover provision in 2014, David Thompson, the group's vice president of public policy, told Bloomberg BNA Sept...

Tags: Charitable Giving Incentives

Nonprofits replace humdrum charity 5Ks with rappelling

“They're looking at ways that their organizations can stand out,” said Rick Cohen, spokesman for the Washington-based National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Fundraising

Senate should take up house-passed bill for charitable tax benefits, supporters say

Collectively, all the elements in the bill would help increase charitable giving to a variety of entities always in need of aid, its backers said.

Tags: Charitable Giving Incentives

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