The Charitable Act
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Contact Congress in Support of the Charitable Act
Use the form below to send an email to your congressperson, asking them to lend their support to the Charitable Act. Read more about the Charitable Act below the form.
Section 2204 of the CARES Act, signed into law in March 2020, permitted eligible individuals who do not itemize deductions to deduct $300 of qualified charitable contribution throughout 2020. In December 2020 Congress extended the universal charitable deduction availability through 2021 and increased the cap to $600 for joint filers.
In 2021, the Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act was introduced with the goal of extending the deduction through 2022, however this bill failed to pass, allowing the deduction to expire.
The new Charitable Act is nearly identical to the previous bill, proposing to restore the universal charitable deduction and raise the cap from $300 for individuals ($600 for joint filers) to approximately $4,600 for individuals ($9,200) for joint filers, providing additional incentive for charitable giving.
Learn what’s happening with the universal charitable deduction and how you can take action to see it signed into law!
- Lend Your Support to the Charitable Act (May 22, 2023)
- AFP Supports Charitable Act to Incentivize Giving (March 2, 2023)
- The Universal Charitable Deduction/Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act (March 24, 2021)
- AFP Call to Action: The Universal Charitable Deduction (September 30, 2020)