WASHINGTON, D.C. – On November 15 and 16, the Charitable Giving Coalition will bring nonprofit leaders from across the nation to Capitol Hill to urge lawmakers to renew and expand the non-itemizer charitable deduction in year-end legislation.
The temporary non-itemizer charitable deduction, which Congress enacted in March 2020, expired at the end of last year, creating uncertainty for American taxpayers and the charities that rely on their donations to support their communities. As lawmakers consider a year-end tax package, the Charitable Giving Coalition (CGC) will meet with lawmakers and staff from more than 50 offices to encourage members to prioritize restoring the non-itemizer charitable deduction to ensure all taxpayers, not just those who itemize, continue to have access to charitable giving incentives.
“We’re excited to bring nonprofit leaders to Washington to support the renewal and expansion of this critical tax incentive,” said Brian Flahaven, chair of the CGC. “Nonprofits continue to see increased demand for their services, but they are already feeling the effects of inflation. Growing the number of givers and the amount of donations made is vital to ensuring the charitable sector has the resources needed to support families, workers and communities in need.”
In addition to meetings on Capitol Hill, more than 300 nonprofit organizations from across the country signed onto the attached letter sent to Congressional leadership on November 14 underscoring the importance of renewing the charitable deduction in year-end legislation.
The Charitable Giving Coalition looks forward to working with lawmakers in the House and Senate to advance a renewal and expansion of the non-itemizer charitable deduction before year end.
The Charitable Giving Coalition
Representing private and community foundations, their grantees and independent charities, the Charitable Giving Coalition’s members include United Way Worldwide, the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities USA, the American Council on Education, Jewish Federations of North America, the American Institute for Cancer Research, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Independent Sector, the Council on Foundations, and United Philanthropy Forum, among others. Formed in 2009, the coalition is dedicated to preserving the charitable giving incentive that ensures that our nation’s charities receive the funds necessary to fulfill their essential philanthropic missions. The coalition provides a unique and unified voice on Capitol Hill on issues affecting the charitable deduction, a voice composed of both direct lobbying and robust grassroots advocacy. www.charitablegivingcoalition.org, @CGC_DC