Will tax reform suppress charitable giving?

Will tax reform suppress charitable giving?

The Faith & Giving Coalition last week sent a letter to Rep. David Camp (R-MI), head of the House Ways and Means Committee and author…

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Stop minimizing the role of religion in civil society

Stop minimizing the role of religion in civil society

As the memo on tax reform to Rep. Camp from the Faith & Giving Coalition points out, even such a respected report on charitable giving as Giving USA…

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CFC final rule retains troubling discrimination prohibition

CFC final rule retains troubling discrimination prohibition

New regulations were proposed a year ago for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-the program that encourages federal workers to designate part of their salary to…

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Tax reform and the charity deduction

Tax reform and the charity deduction

Tax reform, and with it, the possibility that the tax deduction for charitable contributions will be diminished–made less valuable or (less likely) be redefined to…

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Don't undermine civil society to cure fiscal crisis

Don’t undermine civil society to cure fiscal crisis

Efforts to resolve American’s fiscal crisis–the large gap between government income and expenditures, annually and as it has accumulated into our massive national debt–could lead…

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How charitable is charitable giving?

How charitable is charitable giving?

Before Christmas, Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton and now a distinguished professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley,…

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Charitable tax deduction still under threat

Charitable tax deduction still under threat

Even though we have just enjoyed Thanksgiving, Christmas is just around the corner, and the idea that Congress might actually reform taxes or make other…

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Makes you think: IRS proposes to restrict (c)(4) politics

Makes you think: IRS proposes to restrict (c)(4) politics

Recently the IRS proposed new rules that are supposed to clarify which kind of political activity is legal for 501(c)(4) organizations. Note that detail: this…

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Be good stewards of our religious freedom

Be good stewards of our religious freedom

Threats to religious freedom do not come only from those who oppose religion or who value other rights above the right of religious exercise; religious…

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Tax reform is about more than taxes

Tax reform is about more than taxes

Congress has returned from its Labor Day break and Syria is at the center of attention. But October 1 is the deadline for a new budget, or…

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