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Council sends letter to Congress on charitable giving bills

Providers' Council President & CEO Michael Weekes on Tuesday, February 3 sent a letter to U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, asking the congressman to pass the Charitable Giving Incentive Bills in the Ways & Means Committee markup.

The Council asked Congressman Neal -- who sits on the Ways & Means Committee -- for his support on HR 637, HR 640, HR 641 and HR 644. The bills are expired provisions dealing with the food donation tax deduction, the enhaced tax deduction for conservation easement donations and the IRA charitable rollover option. While Congress temporarily enacted these provisions last year, they have all since expired. The bills would enact these giving incentives on a permanent basis to allow for year-round donations and help nonprofits plan better, knowing that these options are constantly available.

Update: On February 4, the four bills came out of the House Ways & Means Committee markup on Wednesday, February 4 with a "do pass" recommendation.

The Providers' Council and National Council of Nonprofits will keep members posted for when leadership schedules these bills for a floor vote.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Bill Yelenak.