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25 August Bookmark and Share

Ryan Changes Tune on Charitable Deduction

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), likely the next chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, firmly committed this week to protecting the charitable deduction in any rewrite of the tax code. Ryan, who as a vice presidential candidate in 2012 backed a cap on ...

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1 December Bookmark and Share

Deficit Panel Releases Final Report

The president's deficit panel released its final report today and added details to its original leaked outline for how it suggests the U.S. balance the budget and enact a more stable fiscal policy.  Dubbed "The Moment of Truth", the document adopts some ...

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18 November Bookmark and Share

How the Deficit Reduction Plans Impact Associations

This month, three major panels have released high-profile plans to reduce the federal deficit and balance the budget within the near future.  While the press has focused on some of the more high-profile topics like raising taxes or defense spending, the ...

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9 June Bookmark and Share

Charitable Donations See Slight Drop in 2009

Despite more downcast estimates, the Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, released a report showing American charitable contributions have declined only about 4% in 2009. The total contributions, ...

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28 September Bookmark and Share

What Will Finance Do on Health Care?

Members of Congress and staffers have the day off in recognition of Yom Kippur, but even with the break they are preparing for a contentious week of health care debating. Most of the attention this week will be on the Senate Finance Committee, which resumes ...

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