Washington Snapshot

Posted Date: Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:25
In this week's issue: Senate Philanthropy Caucus Briefing During Philanthropy Week; Camp tax reform plan expected next week; More tax extenders buzz; Polarized views on IRS political activity rules; IRS 2013 Changes to Form 990-PF; State Activity
Posted Date: Fri, 02/14/2014 - 15:00
In this issue: Updates on Philanthropy Week in Washington; Camp tax reform plan expected soon; Wyden officially named new Senate Finance Chair; Backlash on 501(c)(4) political activity rules; and Congress Suspends Debt Ceiling.
Posted Date: Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:30
In this issue: Washington Update Webinar on February 19; Baucus Confirmed as Ambassador to China; Ways and Means hearing focuses on proposed 501(c)(4) rules; Rep. Grayson introduces bills to extend the IRA rollover and food donation deductions; State Activity in Oregon and Nevada; Gates Foundation tackles advocacy; Nonprofits oppose Combined Federal Campaign rules.
Posted Date: Fri, 01/31/2014 - 16:17
In this issue: Philanthropy Week in Washington, President's State of the Union Address, Tax News, Baucus' Path to China
Posted Date: Fri, 01/17/2014 - 13:43
In this issue: Philanthropy Week in Washington; Tax Policy Happenings; Omnibus Spending Bill
Posted Date: Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:10
In this issue: Philanthropy Week in Washington; Tax Policy Happenings; Government spending debate; IRS updates revenue procedures
Posted Date: Fri, 12/20/2013 - 16:10
In this issue: Council letter featured in The New York Times; Council Announces Philanthropy Week in Washington; Budget agreement passed; Tax Policy Happenings; Thune-Wyden Letter on the Charitable Deduction
Posted Date: Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:20
In this issue: Council President Responds to Critical New York Times Op-Ed; Senate Democrats host Council President for Conversation; Thune-Wyden Letter on the Charitable Deduction; Budget Agreement Reached; Tax Policy Happenings; IRS Nominee Promises to Investigate Nonprofit Fraud; Trending Critique of Nonprofits and Philanthropy
Posted Date: Fri, 12/06/2013 - 15:15
In this issue:Thune-Wyden Letter on the Charitable Deduction; Tax Reform on hold until 2014; New IRS 501(c)(4) political activity regulations; Public Good IRA Rollover Act; Budget Conference Deadline Looms; Pay for Success Incentive Fund; American Enterprise Institute report on giving; Experiments in community media; Pittsburgh Community Foundation President and CEO Grant Oliphant interview; The Dallas Foundation receives top ranking for donor satisfaction; Latina education study
Posted Date: Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:15
On November 20, in conjunction with the Charitable Giving Coalition’s “Protect Giving Day,” Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) issued a letter in full support of the charitable deduction. This letter is a perfect example of the growing bipartisan support for preserving the full value of the charitable deduction.

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