Every day, America's communities needlessly lose the resources their
charities could have used to meet their needs. Money, food, and land
that could have been donated to develop counseling programs for at-risk
youth, provide nutrition assistance to hungry children, or preserve
swaths of pristine land are instead diverted, wasted, or permanently
lost due to uncertainty over the status of the tax incentives needed to
make these donations possible.
Please help us urge Congress to act immediately to restore and make permanent the charitable giving tax incentives by adding your organization as a signer to our joint letter to lawmakers.
Read the letter here then add your organization as a signer.
Deadline: December 1
After multiple attempts last year to make these giving incentives permanent, in December, Congress resorted to a short-term extension as part of a broader package of lapsed tax provisions. As a result, the IRA charitable rollover
and enhanced deductions for the donation of food inventory
and land conservation easements
were reinstated for just two weeks, before expiring again for the fifth time in recent years on January 1, 2015.
The time to reinstate and make permanent these provisions is now. The sector and all those we serve cannot wait. Strong bipartisan support will underscore our nation's long-standing commitment to strengthening charities to do the important work of lifting up lives and improving communities. We are counting on your support.
Are you an individual who would like to lend your support to efforts to restore these critical giving incentives?
Join us HERE to see 5 easy ways you can get involved.
PHOTO CREDIT | Center: The Campus Kitchens Project, Right: Conservation Corps Minnesota and Iowa Stream Project, courtesy The Corps Network