Policy News

Monday, March 17, 2014
Camp Plan Would Increase Tax Burden For Nonprofits, ASAE Says

WASHINGTON, DC -- Although the tax reform plan released last month includes provisions to reduce tax rates and increase certain deductions and credits—presumably appealing to many individual and corporate taxpayers—the package could result in significant new tax bills for nonprofits, according to a recent statement from ASAE.

Monday, March 17, 2014
Tax Reform Déjà Vu

WASHINGTON, DC -- House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., has unveiled his Tax Reform Act of 2014, the most comprehensive tax reform proposal in nearly three decades.…Yet despite the obvious need to reform our broken tax system, the prospects for the Camp tax reform plan have been dismissed out of hand. Members of Congress, from both parties, have dismissed the chances of major tax reform passing.

Friday, March 14, 2014
Dave Camp's Most Valuable Contribution to Tax Reform

NEW YORK, NY -- House Ways & Means Committee chair Dave Camp’s most important contribution to the tax reform debate may be this: By proposing a specific, transparent, and fully-realized reform plan, he has made it far tougher for others to credibly promise trillions of dollars in tax cuts without either describing how they’d pay for them or acknowledging that they’d be willing to increase the deficit by those same trillions.

Friday, March 14, 2014
Washington’s Rules Handicap True Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, DC -- Fixing our broken tax code is a huge, cost-free opportunity to kick-start economic growth and enable millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans to get back to work. Fortunately, Representative Dave Camp, the chairman of the House tax-writing committee, has proposed a largely pro-growth reform plan.

Friday, March 7, 2014
Defending the Charitable Deduction at Foundations on the Hill

Washington, DC -- gainst the backdrop of President Obama's recent budget proposal, which proposes to cap the charitable deduction at 28%, and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Representative Dave Camp's tax reform discussion draft, which includes a 2% floor for the charitable deduction among other changes, philanthropic leaders arrived in Washington, DC to meet with their representatives in Congress as part of Foundations on the Hill (FOTH). As Tim Daleney, President & CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits put it at the FOTH luncheon, "This is the week to be in Washington."