ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress to Permanently Extend Key Charitable Giving Incentives

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ACTION ALERT: Urge Congress to Permanently Extend Key Charitable Giving Incentives

Congress has only a few more days to pass legislation to extend key charitable giving incentives on a permanent basis. Senators are expected to pass a short-term tax bill that essentially renews three charitable giving incentives for only three weeks. That’s not good enough for the people and communities that nonprofits are able to serve through donations of money from IRA rollovers, and through donations of food to food banks and land for conservation purposes.

Congress needs to make permanent the three charitable tax incentives – the IRA Rollover, the enhanced deduction for donations of food inventories and donations of conservation easements – so that all nonprofits can plan for the future and secure support for their work. Read more here.

Leaders in the House and Senate are now considering passing a separate bill to make the charitable provisions permanent. But they need to hear from you today to understand that passing permanent extensions of these tax incentives is very important to nonprofits and the people you serve. And Congress shouldn’t quit for the year before getting this done.

TAKE ACTION

Time is truly of the essence, so contact your Representative and Senators today by phone, email, or social media.

By Phone:

Call the Capitol switchboard (202-224-3121), ask to be connected to your Senators’ and Representative’s offices, and tell them:

Make the three charitable tax incentives (extenders) permanent before adjourning; our communities rely on work funded by these incentives and we are counting on your help.

By Email:

Find your Senators’ email addresses and your Representative’s email address and send them this message, along with any other information about how the expired giving incentives have helped your nonprofit perform work in their communities:

Make the three charitable tax incentives (extenders) permanent before adjourning; our communities rely on work funded by these incentives and we are counting on your help.

By Twitter:

Find your Senators’ and Representative’s Twitter handles and tweet one of the following @ them:

@_____ Our communities deserve better than a 3-week tax extension; make charitable giving incentives permanent #protectgiving

@_____ 3-week tax extension doesn’t help the communities #nonprofits serve; make charitable giving incentives permanent #protectgiving

@_____ HR5771 = a 3-week extension; communities served by #nonprofits deserve better. Make charitable giving incentives permanent

@_____ #Nonprofits need more than a 3-week extension. Support #HR5806 and make giving incentives permanent

@______ Our communities deserve better than a 3-week tax extension. Vote for #HR5806 to make giving incentives permanent

@______ Help #nonprofits help your community. Vote for #HR5806 to make giving incentives permanent

@______ I work for a #nonprofit and I vote. Pass #HR5806 to help our communities