The Push Is On to Pass the America Gives More Act

The Push Is On to Pass the America Gives More Act

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“Act for good and help the people in our communities” is the urgent message that charitable nonprofits all over the country are communicating to U.S. Senators in the push to secure passage of the America Gives More Act (H.R. 644) this spring. The legislation would support the work of nonprofits in communities by restoring and making permanent three expired charitable giving incentives – the enhanced deductions for donations of food inventories and for land conservation easements, and the IRA rollover. The bill would also provide needed simplification to the excise tax that private foundations pay, thereby making more funds available for philanthropic purposes. After swiftly passing the House by a wide, bipartisan basis in February, the America Gives More Act has been set aside in the Senate as Senators have focused their discussions on comprehensive tax reform, discussions which most commentators presume will not result in a bill this year. The grassroots effort now underway on the America Gives More Act is designed to call attention to the immediate needs in communities and to urge Senators to recognize that there is no legitimate reason to further delay enactment of the bipartisan bill. Nonprofits are urged to learn more, read the latest blog of the National Council of Nonprofits, and Take Action Now

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