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The Issues

Independent Sector advocates for policies that encourage Americans to contribute to the charitable causes of their choice by providing tax deductions for their gifts and tax incentives for volunteer service, removing tax obstacles to charitable gifts, and maximizing gifts from private foundations.


Incentives to Give

The Charitable Deduction | Tax Extenders | April 15 Deadline for Charitable Contributions
Tax Deductions for Car Donations
| The Buffett Rule | Estate Tax
Combined Federal Campaign
| Volunteer Mileage Reimbursement

Nonprofit Operations

Nonprofit Postage Rates | Health Care Reform Implementation
Hiring Incentives: Veterans Tax Credit | Financing the Sector
ICANN Top Level Domain Program | Small Charity Pension Plans
Private Foundation Excise Tax
| Donor-advised Funds

Tax Exemption

Ways and Means Subcommittee Hearing on Tax Exempt Organizations
IRS Oversight of Charities and Foundations | Nonprofit Hospital Requirements
Review of Media-Based Nonprofit Ministries | Benefit Corporations
Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans | Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)

Budget and Economic Policy

Deficit Reduction and Tax Reform | President's FY 2015 Budget
Joint FY 2014 Budget Resolution | Tax Reform

Exempt Organizations And political Activity

Political Activity of 501(c)(4) Organizations | Proposed IRS Regulations for 501(c)(4) Political Activity (2013) | IRS Controversy: Scrutiny of tax exempt organizations | Applicability of Federal Gift Tax | Donor Disclosure

Lobbying Rules

Lobbying with Government Funds

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