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.
After multiple attempts in 2014 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.
Please join us in urging Congress to act immediately
to restore and make permanent these provisions that are so important to our communities
and the many people charitable organizations serve across the country!
Add your organization as a signer to our joint letter to lawmakers.
Read the letter
add your organization
(deadline: December 1) to tell Congress how important it is to act immediate on permanently
restoring and extending charitable giving incentives.
- Send an email to your Senators or Representative.
In 30 seconds or less, you can send an email directly to Congress, using draft language we have created especially
for this issue.
your state here to begin.
Engage on social media. Use Twitter and Facebook to urge the
leaders of the powerful tax-writing committees, as well as Congressional leadership and your
own Members of Congress, to #Act4Good and include provisions making these charitable
giving incentives permanent in any upcoming tax extender legislation. Encourage your friends
and colleagues to drive up traffic by "liking" or re-Tweeting your posts.
Sample tweets: "@SenOrrinHatch I stand w/ @IndSector & support permanent charitable
giving incentives http://bit.ly/1xuTaqz #Act4Good”
or "Inaction on tax extenders means less general ops funding for nonprofits and charities.
http://bit.ly/1KaZ1Rf #JobsAndGrowth #Act4Good"
Prefer to call Congress? Look up the contact information for your
and leave a message or ask to speak with their staff to discuss the importance of permanent giving incentives in the tax code.
Download a script here.
PHOTO CREDIT | Center: The Campus Kitchens Project, Right: Conservation Corps Minnesota and
Iowa Stream Project, courtesy The Corps Network