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Private Foundation Excise Tax Simplification Seems Possible

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11/05/2019

MCF and the broader philanthropic field have long been advocates for simplifying the private foundation excise tax to a flat rate. This long-time priority has moved into the realm of the possible -- our national partners and the field have united...

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MCF Submits Written Testimony to House Ways and Means Committee on Tax Reform

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04/04/2019

On March 27, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the '2017 Tax Law and Who It Left Behind.' This hearing presented an opportunity for the independent sector to voice its concerns about the tax law's impact on charitable...

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National Conversations Ongoing on Impact and Potential Fixes to Charitable Giving After Federal Tax Reform

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06/18/2018

Leaders in the independent sector have been heavily focused on the impact on tax reform on charitable giving ever since the 2017 tax reform conversations began. The expectation is that the 2017 tax reform will negatively impact charitable giving...

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House Renews Effort to Repeal Johnson Amendment

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06/14/2018

We knew this would happen. Conservative GOP members of Congress, and in the House in particular, are going to use every opportunity they can find to slip repeal of the Johnson Amendment into any bill they can.  Now it's the 2019 appropriation...

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