Research Report The Charitable Contribution Deduction: Section 170 Reorganized
Dan Halperin
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This paper attempts first to clarify tax rules concerning charitable contributions by reorganizing section 170 and simplifying the language, where possible, so that the operative rules will be clearer. In addition, a revision of the estate and gift tax provisions, intended to increase uniformity, is proposed. The possibility of further substantial simplification is explored in the section by section analysis which follows the proposed code revision. Whether or not the Code is actually revised in accordance with the proposed draft, having this tool available will help analyze the statute.
Research Areas Nonprofits and philanthropy Taxes and budgets
Tags Federal tax issues and reform proposals
Policy Centers Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center