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Charitable Deduction

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Charitable Deduction

Publication date: 
02/2017
2017 marked the 100 th anniversary of the charitable deduction. Since 1917, the federal charitable tax deduction has provided a tax deduction for donations made to nonprofit organizations by taxpayers who itemize their tax returns, roughly one-third of all Americans. See the Forum's position and resources on this issue.
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Repeal of the Michigan Community Foundation Tax Credit Impacts Charitable Giving

Publication date: 
03/2015
The Council of Michigan Foundations contracted the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy to survey Michigan Community Foundations to determine the impact to community foundations for each of the two years after the repeal of Michigan's Charitable Tax Credit for Community Foundations. Survey findings suggest that the impact of the repeal has been significant. The average number of donations at the key dollar amounts decreased significantly from 2011 - 2013.
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RA Charitable Deduction Resources

Resources developed by the Charitable Giving Coalition, the Forum, Council on Foundations, and regional philanthropy networks around protecting the Charitable Deduction. These include FAQs, infographics, talking points, position statements, op-eds, and other sample articles.
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Forum Policy Update: October 2017

Release Date: 
10/19/2017

The Forum Policy Update is a bi-weekly update covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. This version highlights our October Policy Playbook, recent developments on federal policy including the Johnson Amendment, Universal Charitable Deduction Act (H.R. 3988), Census 2020

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Forum Policy Update: August 2017 (Part 2)

Release Date: 
08/24/2017

The Forum Policy Update is a bi-weekly update covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. The latest version highlights recent developments on federal policy including the Johnson Amendment, the charitable tax deduction, census 2020, and overtime rules; state policy updates

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Forum Policy Update: August 2017 (Part 1)

Release Date: 
08/11/2017

The Forum Policy Update is a bi-weekly update covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. The latest version highlights federal updates on comprehensive tax reform, the Johnson Amendment, 2020 Census; state updates on South Carolina's Pay-for-Success program, Connecticut's

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