Charitable Giving Incentive

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A very unhappy 100th birthday for the charitable deduction

This month marks the 100th birthday of the federal tax deduction for charitable giving. That anniversary should be a day of celebration for all that this incentive to give has done for the American people.

Posted In: Opinion
Tags: Charitable Giving Incentive, Charitable Deduction, Tax Reform
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National Council of Nonprofits Statement on the Universal Charitable Giving Act (H.R. 3988)

Washington, DC - In response to the introduction by Representative Mark Walker (R-NC) of the Universal Charitable Giving Act (H.R.

Posted In: Press Releases
Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Deduction, Universal Deduction, Charitable Giving Incentive
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Charities Move to Offset Effects of GOP Tax Bill

Congress included a universal deduction in a 1981 tax bill, dubbed the “Christmas-tree bill” because of the many tax-cutting ornaments added by lawmakers, according to a 2016 report by the Tax Policy Center.

Tags: Tax Reform, Universal Deduction, Charitable Giving Incentive
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How tax reform could hit charitable giving

The double whammy of doubling the standard deduction while lowering the top rate to 35% from 39.6% could reduce giving by between $5 billion and $13 billion a year, or up to 4.6%, according to a recent study by the Lilly Family School of...

Tags: Charitable Giving Incentive, Tax Reform, Universal Deduction
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Charities Coax Lawmakers to Rethink Tax Plan

Elsewhere in the tax debate, many charities are choosing to stay on the sidelines when it comes to the estate tax, because lawmakers are unlikely to be swayed on that issue.

Tags: Tax Reform, Charitable Giving Incentive
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Trump and House tax plans have one thing in common: They likely hit nonprofits hard

"Both would be a sizable hit for not only the nonprofits but also the people that they're serving," said Tim Delaney, CEO of The National Council of Nonprofits.

Tags: Charitable Giving Incentive, Charitable Deduction, Taxes
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