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Urge Your Senators to Pass the America Gives More Act This Month

by Molly O'Connell

Congress is scheduled to return to Washington today and unless Senators can be convinced to immediately take up and pass the House-passed America Gives More Act (H.R.4719) in September, many of the incentives for giving to the work of nonprofits in communities will be lost.

agma-1It is imperative that Senators take care of the public’s interest by passing the America Gives More Act, before leaving to campaign. The legislation promotes giving to the work of charitable nonprofits by:

  • permanently extending tax incentives for donating food, land, and resources from IRAs to charities;
  • allowing individuals to get credit for their prior-year taxes for charitable contributions up to April 15; and
  • streamlining the foundation excise tax, thus making more money available for good works.

This bill takes care of community needs and the House passed it on a bi-partisan basis. This momentary opportunity for enacting permanent charitable giving tax incentives may be lost after the elections.

Please contact Maine’s Senators today and tell them to “Pass the America Gives More Act in September.”

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