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Comments to the House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Charitable/Exempt Organizations

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Comments to the House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Charitable/Exempt Organizations

April 15, 2013

ACE and 10 higher education associations submitted comments on April 15, 2013, to the House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Charitable/Exempt Organizations, urging caution when considering any potential changes to the current charitable deduction.

The deduction was created in 1917 in recognition that funds voluntarily donated to support a charitable or educational purpose were no longer available to the donor for their personal consumption or, for that matter, to pay taxes to the Treasury. As the comments explain, for nonprofit colleges and universities, the charitable deduction is vital to generating private support to help achieve their educational missions of teaching, research and public service.

The comments also discuss the IRA Charitable Rollover.

Along with ACE, associations signing the comments include:

  • American Association of Community Colleges
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • Association of American Universities
  • Association of Community College Trustees
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

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