With the November elections looming, U.S. Senators seem ready to recess before addressing the America Gives More Act (H.R.4719), which promotes charitable giving to nonprofits in communities across the country.
The House passed the America Gives More Act in July with a bi-partisan vote. The legislation renews and makes permanent expired charitable giving incentives that promote donations to food banks, the conservation of land, and contributions from individual retirement accounts directly to charitable nonprofits.
The measure also simplifies a foundation excise tax, and permits taxpayers to claim charitable deductions from the previous year up through April 15. For more information on the America Gives More Act, check out this primer from the National Council of Nonprofits.
Once Senators return to DC, there will only be a dozen legislative days left in September to pass the America Gives More Act before Congress adjourns again. It's in the interest of nonprofits across the country to lobby the Senate to pass this legislation before the focus shifts to new elections.
Collectively, we need to deliver a single message: don’t leave Washington until the Senate passes the America Gives More Act (H.R.4719); our communities are counting on you.