Is Congress Contemplating a Charitable Deduction Revival?

Each chambers of Congress had been again in session final week for the primary time for the reason that month-long August recess. The key precedence merchandise earlier than lawmakers is a short-term funding measure to maintain the federal government operating past Sept. 30. Democrats are presently engaged on a unbroken decision to fund the federal government into mid-December, with the Senate taking the lead. Extending authorities funding into mid-December would set the stage for lawmakers to aim to move a bigger FY 2023 spending package deal within the lame-duck interval following the election. That omnibus spending invoice would come with earmarks, from which many charities stand to profit. 

Individually, lawmakers are additionally anticipated to contemplate a year-end tax invoice that might embrace the revival of the common charitable deduction and bipartisan retirement safety laws that consists of elevated incentives to make charitable presents from particular person retirement accounts, amongst different tax provisions. Final month, the Nationwide Council of Nonprofits led a sign-on letter to Congress and the administration asking lawmakers to resume the common charitable deduction, enhance its cap and increase the quantity donors can deduct from their itemized tax returns, in addition to retroactively restore the Worker Retention Tax Credit score, lengthen it by way of 2022 and modify non-profit eligibility to incorporate childcare and training subsidies. 

To advertise the renewal and growth of the non-itemizer charitable deduction, the Charitable Giving Coalition is internet hosting a DC fly-in, the Develop Giving Now Fly-In, on Nov. 15 and 16. You possibly can be taught extra in regards to the Develop Giving Now Fly-In right here