Act Now: Charitable Giving Incentives Threatened!

December 4, 2012

As Congress debates how to avoid the looming “fiscal cliff,” the deductibility of charitable contributions hangs in the balance. Policymakers are considering a wide range of proposals to reduce the tax incentive for charitable giving - including capping the dollar amount allowable for all itemized tax deductions, or reducing the rate of deductibility - in an effort to generate new federal revenue.

Your participation is needed to help Congress understand that limiting the charitable deduction would harm nonprofit services in communities nationwide.

The League is partnering with the broader nonprofit sector to urge Congress and the White House to preserve tax incentives for charitable giving. Today and tomorrow, orchestra advocates are encouraged to participate in "Protect Giving - DC Days" alongside representatives from a broad cross-section of nonprofit organizations.

WE NEED YOUR VOICE. Please contact your Members of Congress today to urge them to preserve charitable giving incentives as the tax reform debates continue. Tell them how charitable contributions support the unique, essential services your orchestra provides in your community.

Thank you in advance for your participation! Complete information - including talking points, background, and a sample letter to Congress - is available in the League's tax policy advocacy center. Please feel welcome to be in touch with the League’s advocacy team with any questions.