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Charitable Giving Priorities for Future COVID-19 Relief Legislation Letter

Publication date: 
04/2020

Charitable Giving Coalition letter to House Ways Means Chairman, Richard Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX), urging support for stronger charitable giving incentives in the next COVID-19 legislative package.

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Talking Points: Key Messages for FOTH Delegations

Publication date: 
02/2020

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.

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UBIT Coalition Template Letter to Congress

Publication date: 
12/2019

The UBIT Coalition, of which United Philanthropy Forum is a member, created this template letter for organizations to use to reach out to their members of Congress to request immediate repeal of the tax on nonprofit parking and transit benefits – Internal Revenue Code Section 512(a)(7).

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Comments on Proposed Rule Regarding the Reporting Requirements of Exempt Organizations

Publication date: 
12/2019

United Philanthropy Forum submitted public comments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in response to the proposed rule which would roll back donor reporting requirements for certain nonprofits. (Guidance Under section 6033 Regarding the Reporting Requirements of Exempt Organizations)

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Private Foundation Excise Tax Overpayment Data

Publication date: 
12/2019

This document, created by The Ross Foundation and Philanthropy West Virginia, is a data tool to assess the historic level of overpayment of the excise tax at 2%. The data goes back to the early 2010s. The document shares the high points of the dollar levels nationally and then for a few sample states. Please note this does NOT include the projected legal, accounting, and investment fees lost by foundations in trying to calculate the spend to make the 1% fee tier. 

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Charitable Giving Coalition Responds to Proposal to Limit the Charitable Deduction

Publication date: 
11/2019

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.

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UBIT Coalition Message to Congressional Leadership

Publication date: 
11/2019

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.

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Letter Supporting Simplification of Private Foundation Excise Tax

Publication date: 
11/2019

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. 

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