Take Action: Tax and 501(c)3 Policy

Orchestras, like many other charitable organizations, are able to serve communities by virtue of their tax exempt status and the deductibility of private donations. Policymakers can increase charitable giving by protecting and improving tax incentives. Congress should also protect our cultural heritage by permitting artists, writers, and composers to take a fair market deduction for contributions of their own works to museums, libraries and archives. As Congress and the White House intensify their focus on comprehensive tax reform, orchestras continue to work in coalition with the greater nonprofit community to weigh in on new policy proposals that would impact the capacity of nonprofits to serve their communities.

Contacting Congress is simple and will make a difference. We have prepared two advocacy campaigns with essential background, talking points, and a template letter for you to personalize your communication with policymakers. Please note that identical copies of your letter will go to both of your Senators and your Representative.

Take Action: Tax and 501(c)3 Policy


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Raising your voice about key issues before Congress is essential. Contacting Congress is easy to do, and your communication with elected officials will ensure that communities nationwide continue to benefit from orchestral music.

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