is the protection of philanthropic freedom – the right of Americans to choose how and where to spend their charitable assets. A project of The Philanthropy Roundtable, ACR educates legislators and policymakers about the central role of private charitable giving in American life and the dangers of legislative or political measures that would weaken or constrain the philanthropic freedom that makes such giving possible.
Since 1917, America has recognized the value of the charitable deduction, which has served as the bedrock of our altruistic society and is a model for the world. It must continue as a fundamental tenet of our tax system.
The current two-tiered tax provision is simply a disincentive for foundations to increase giving in any one year.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) issued the following statement upon the release of Governor Bobby Jindal’s tax reform proposal. “We are pleased that Governor Jindal has proposed to maintain the current charitable deduction in his tax reform plan and applaud his recognition of its significance in encouraging charitable giving. ACR will continue […]
The Hudson Institute’s Center for Global Prosperity released the Index of Philanthropic Freedom 2015, the first-ever analysis of philanthropic freedom around the world, in June 2015. Dr. Carol Adelman, the director of the Center for Global Prosperity, oversaw the study and sat down with ACR to discuss its results as well as preview her upcoming […]
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In early September, The Philanthropy Roundtable filed an amicus brief supporting a petition to the Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari to review the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in a donor privacy case from the state of California. The case, Center for Competitive Politics v. Harris, […]
Last week, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) released a report on the effect of state taxes on charitable giving. The report finds that states that levy higher taxes experience lower rates of growth in charitable giving. “The level and growth of charitable giving is strongly related to the rates and burden of a given […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) issued the following statement upon the full release of Donald Trump’s tax reform proposal. “We thank Mr. Trump for preserving a charitable deduction in the tax reform plan he unveiled today. By preserving current law, Mr. Trump acknowledges the critical role the charitable deduction plays in […]
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