Protect America's Tradition of Giving Back

Friday, February 17, 2017

In Illinois, the charitable deduction has generated $8 billion in giving to further the work of churches and synagogues, domestic violence shelters, early childhood programs, food banks, local theaters and dance companies, school alumni groups, and all other charitable nonprofits.

But, the 100-year-old tax incentive that encourages charitable giving faces an urgent threat.

The 115th Congress is considering comprehensive federal tax reform and proposing changes to the charitable deductions that would cap all itemized deductions (including charitable giving). This would effectively remove incentives for donations and would further reduce the ability of charitable organizations to meet the growing need for services in their communities.

Please sign our letter to Congress to urge lawmakers to support our communities by standing firm in support of federal tax law incentives for charitable giving.