Do We Need a New Legal Definition of Charity?

Research Report

Do We Need a New Legal Definition of Charity?

November 12, 2013


Do we need a new legal definition of charity? In answering this critical question, the history of the federal tax definition of charity and the origins of the law of charity must be considered alongside the current federal and state laws surrounding the tax treatment of charity. The law of charities, based on centuries of historical precedent, is not only relevant in terms of current regulations, but also flexible enough to accommodate the changing needs of society.
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