2017 marked the 100th 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.
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; and state and local policy updates from Connecticut, Michigan, Montana, New Orleans, and St. Paul.
We have issued the a statement in response to a bill introduced on October 5 by Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC-6) to make the charitable deduction available to all taxpayers.
Policy Alert for our members centered on the Universal Charitable Giving Act and 2020 Census.
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 budget crisis; and resources available from last month's Policy Institute.