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FPN Update: New Federal Law Preserves the Charitable Deduction

Release Date: 
01/01/2013

On January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8, as amended) in a deal to avert the fiscal cliff, and President Obama signed the bill into law on January 2. Here are key highlights from the new law that are most relevant to philanthropy.

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Capping the Charitable Deduction Will Hurt Floridians

Release Date: 
12/12/2012

As Congress reconvenes for the year-end lame duck session to address a number of critical tax and spending issues related to the fiscal cliff, there are reports that a cap on the value of the charitable deduction is under consideration as a potential short-term revenue solution.

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The Charitable Deduction & Tax Reform: How Should Philanthropy Respond?

Release Date: 
10/02/2012

When I met with Florida’s congressional representatives and their staffs earlier this year to talk about issues of importance to philanthropy, time and time again people from both parties told me that comprehensive spending and tax reform is likely to happen in Washington in 2013 or 2014—no matter who wins the presidential election this fall. Since most legislative issues of interest to foundations and charitable giving concern federal tax legislation, if we want to be relevant the philanthropy sector should consider how to position and discuss these issues within a broader tax reform context. A new Urban Institute study can help.

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Florida Grantmakers Walk the Talk on Collaboration

Release Date: 
05/23/2012

“Collaboration” is a word that has been bandied about a lot in the philanthropy and nonprofit sectors in recent years, with calls for nonprofit collaboration escalating after the recession hit in 2008.

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