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.
Federal Tax Policy
The UBIT Coalition, of which United Philanthropy Forum is a member, submitted this letter to Congressional leadership asking them to repeal the changes to UBIT, Section 512(a)(7) and its 21-percent tax on qualified transportation fringe benefits that tax-exempt employers provide to employees.
United Philanthropy Forum and 21 philanthropy-serving organizations sent this letter to Speaker Pelosi, Republican Leader McCarthy, Chairman Neal, and Ranking Member Brady, as well as all other Representatives on the Ways and Means Committee, in support of simplifying the private foundation excise tax to a revenue-neutral, flat 1.39 percent.
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.
UBIT fact sheet created for the August 2019 Recess features background information, legislation information, and talking points.
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.