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Senate Finance Committee ranking minority member Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah has issued a release in support of the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013. The Utah Senator Says, “This bill puts a nail in the coffin of the death tax by repealing it for good."


The Senate Finance Committee has released a paper compiling tax reform options for consideration by committee members as they work towards reforming our nation's tax system. They've been busy!


On March 23rd, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement after the Concurrent Resolution on the...


Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, has announced that the Committee will hold a hearing to examine the itemized deduction for charitable contributions as part of the Committee's work on comprehensive tax reform.


In preparation for this Thursday's "Hearing on Tax Reform and Charitable Contributions," the Joint Committee on Taxation has prepared an overview of the present-law rules relating to the Federal tax treatment of charitable contributions, a discussion of economic...


The Senate Finance Committee has released a summary of its approved version of the Family and Business Tax Cut Certainty Act of 2012 tax extenders package. Charitable provisions included within the package are two year extensions of the provisions that...


Citing concerns over privacy protections, 11 Senators today pressed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for additional answers on the agency's decision to request confidential donor information from organizations applying for tax exempt status. In a letter led by...


Writing in his capacity as pro bono counsel on behalf of the American Counsel on Gift Annuities, Conrad Teitell, LL.B., LL.M., has prepared a statement for the Record of the Select Revenue Measures House Ways and Means Subcommittee’s 4/26/12 hearing:...


The Joint Committee on Taxation has published a list of expiring tax provisions for 2011 through 2012. Charitable provisions that expired on December 31, 2011 include enhanced charitable deductions for contributions of food inventory, book inventories to public...

16 Nov 2011 | Congressional Correspondence | National Publication | News story | 1 comments

The American Council on Gift Annuities has issued a Statement for the Record of the Senate Finance Committee’s 10/18/11 hearing: Tax Reform Options — Incentives for Charitable Giving. Prepared by attorney Conrad Teitell, the statement focuses on and...


According to a November 9 Democratic analysis, a proposal submitted by "Super Committee" member Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., would reduce itemized deductions, including the charitable deduction by 75-percent, and would cut personal exemptions,...


In a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, Senate Finance Committee member Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has requested that Treasury complete its study on what he believes to be an exploitive tax loophole...


A bipartisan group of six senators has released a summary of a plan consistent with the recommendations of the Bowles-Simpson fiscal commission that will reduce the nation's deficits by $3.7 trillion/$3.6 trillion over ten years under CBO's March...


Shortly following yesterday's successful House vote on a package that would extend the Bush era tax cuts for middle-class taxpayers, Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus, D-MT, introduced the Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2010.

The Senate bill adds to...

The Joint Committee on Taxation on August 16th released its description of President Obama's fiscal year 2011 budget proposals. The proposals include making permanent and modifying certain tax cuts from 2001 and 2003; temporary recovery measures; tax cuts for...
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has forwarded to Treasury for review correspondence sent to him by a constituent. The constituent, who is a Certified Personal Property Appraiser, recommends that appraisers and appraisals of personal property for federal estate...
Sen. Chuck Grassley, ranking member of the Finance Committee, is asking for data to gauge how a proposed change to private foundation excise taxes would affect foundation pay-out rates. Grassley said Congress should have such information at hand before voting on the...
The House of Representatives on January 20th unanimously passed H.R. 4462, legislation that would allow individuals who make charitable contributions to victims of the earthquake in Haiti to claim an itemized charitable deduction on their 2009 tax return instead of...
On January 15, 2010, House leaders Rangel, Camp, Clyburn and Cantor introduced a bill that would allow taxpayers to claim a charitable deduction for the 2009 tax year for charitable contributions made for Haiti relief.
29 Sep 2009 | Congressional Correspondence | National Publication | News story | 5 comments
A coalition representing a broad cross-section of charities across the country has sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus, D-MT, urging him to protect the value of the charitable deduction. A number of amendments to the America's Healthy Future Act...
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Congressional correspondence includes all written communications sent to or received from Members of Congress, congressional committees, staff members, individuals, and organizations whose correspondence has been forwarded by a Member of Congress for assistance in preparing a reply.

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