Use this resource as talking points for your Hill meetings at FOTH. The document includes suggested topics and messages to deliver to your members of Congress to ensure that all delegations are speaking with one voice about the issues that impact the sector.
Charitable Deduction / Credit
Send this two-pager in advance of a Hill meeting to preview the topics you wish to discuss or provide it at the end of the Hill meeting as part of your leave-behind packet.
Presidential candidate Joe Biden released a plan to fund his educational goals by limiting the value of itemized deductions. This plan proposes a cap on the charitable deduction at 28 percent. The Charitable Giving Coalition, of which United Philanthropy Forum is a member, responded with a press release to encourage Vice President Biden to reconsider his proposal and instead support a universal charitable deduction.
The Charitable Giving Coalition sent this letter to all members of the House Ways and Means Committee. The Charitable Giving Coalition (CGC), a coalition of associations representing thousands of charitable and faith-based organizations across the country, strongly supports the enactment of a universal charitable deduction.
Charitable Giving Coalition one-pager with talking points on the Universal Charitable Deduction.
Charitable deduction fact sheet created for the August 2019 Recess features background information, legislation information, and talking points.
United Philanthropy Forum's 2019 August Recess Guide contains information for PSOs to make the most out of the August recess, including ideas for engaging members of Congress, meeting tips, talking points on key policy issues, and more.
Co-sponsors of the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act (H.R. 651), Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX), shared a Dear Colleague letter with their fellow representatives, encouraging them to support an above-the-line deduction for charitable donations.
A fact sheet of frequently asked questions on Treasury's SALT workarounds final rule.
Charitable Giving Coalition statement on the Giving USA results for 2018.