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H.R. 1337 –Legacy IRA Act was introduced and referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. The purpose of the bill is to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand tax-free distributions from individual retirement accounts to include rollovers for charitable life-income plans for charitable purposes. Read More

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Get the latest on policy and legislative activities in Congress that are important to charitable gift planning and the nonprofit sector by registering for CGP's monthly advocacy updates. We'll provide updates from 501c Strategies and insights from special guests. Please join us for our next update, open to CGP members, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:30am EST. 

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Retaining the Johnson Amendment

The Johnson Amendment is an important provision in the federal tax code that has successfully protected charitable nonprofits, religious congregations, and foundations from political partisanship for over 50 years. The IRS Ruling requires that a 501(c)3 organization “does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.”  A repeal or revision of the law as proposed by the president would damage the integrity and effectiveness of all charitable nonprofits and foundations.

For further information about the Johnson Amendment, recent articles on the impact of the proposed repeal and an opportunity to sign a letter in support of retaining the Johnson Amendment click here. 

Rich College Donors' Big Tax Break is Suddenly in Danger

The Republican-controleed Congress will soon be considering a plan that would require a quarter of gifts to the wealthiest colleges be used for middle-class financial aid. Otherwise, the donations wouldn't be fully deductible, and the schools risk their chartiable status. Through his tax proposal, U.S. Representative Tom Reed, a Western New York Republican and vice chair of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, is taking aim at the richest schools. The plan would apply to the roughly 100 colleges with endowments exceeding $1 billion.  Read More            

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