Protect the Charitable Giving Incentive

February 16, 2017

Today we sent letters to all 10 members of Maryland’s congressional delegation to raise the concerns of charitable nonprofits in Maryland as the 115th Congress considers comprehensive federal tax reform. Multiple elements of the Internal Revenue Code affect the operations and resources of charitable nonprofits, including individual tax rates, the standard deduction, the estate tax, and many more. All are extremely important and must be resolved in the context of other changes. In the letter, we focus on the primary charitable giving tax incentive – the charitable deduction – and sought their support in not only protecting it, but also enhancing it as a viable tool for encouraging individuals to give back to their communities through the work of charitable nonprofits.

Please join us in protecting the charitable giving incentive! Tweet to your senators and representatives your concerns using the hashtags #100yearsofgiving and #ProtectGiving.

Cardin, Benjamin @SenatorCardin
Senior Senator from Maryland

Van Hollen, Chris @ChrisVanHollen
Junior Senator from Maryland

House of Representatives
Anthony Brown, @AnthonyBrownMD4
Representative for Maryland’s 4th congressional district

Elijah Cummings, @RepCummings 
Representative for Maryland’s 7th congressional district

John Delaney, @RepJohnDelaney
Representative for Maryland’s 6th congressional district

Andy Harris, @RepAndyHarrisMD 
Representative for Maryland’s 1st congressional district

Steny Hoyer, @StenyHoyer
Representative for Maryland’s 5th congressional district

Jamie Raskin, @RepRaskin
Representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district

A. Dutch Ruppersberger, @Call_Me_Dutch
Representative for Maryland’s 2nd congressional district

John Sarbanes, @RepSarbanes 
Representative for Maryland’s 3rd congressional district