|For Immediate Release
April 10, 2013
Manassas, VA–Responding to the call to limit the value of the charitable tax deduction in the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget released today, NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright expressed disappointment and alarm.
“The charitable deduction is a century-old proven success,” said Dr. Wright. “Diminishing its value would essentially commandeer voluntary donation money away from important ministries and into federal coffers, ultimately to the detriment of the communities those ministries serve.”
Last December, Dr. Wright sent a letter to President Obama stating, “Many of our members are non-profit organizations that not only powerfully illuminate public needs, but directly work to help the hungry, hurting, addicted, and vulnerable in the United States and abroad. These organizations rely on charitable giving to serve their communities effectively, and any restriction of the charitable deduction could be devastating to their efforts.”
In his letter, Dr. Wright also urged, “Rather than capping or otherwise constraining this longstanding deduction, the federal government ought to expand opportunities for the charitable impulse of Americans to thrive.”
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