• Call-to-Action: Charities Threatened by GOP Tax Bill

    by  • November 3, 2017 • Calls to Action, News

    The Americans for the Arts Action Fund recently announced a call-to-action about the harmful impact of the newly announced GOP tax bill, H.R. 1, on artists and arts organizations.

    The areas of concern are:

    • Charitable tax deduction: Included only for itemizers and severely limited
    • Historic Tax Credit: Proposed repeal
    • Artist-Museum Partnership Act (H.R. 1830): Not included
    • Self-created property: Proposed repeal for musical compositions and copyrights
    • Estate tax: Proposed repeal in 5 years and an immediate doubling of tax exclusion
    • State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction: Proposed repeal of the deduction for income and sales taxes, and the deduction for property taxes is capped at $10,000 per person.

    The Arts Action Fund urges you to take two minutes now to contact your member of Congress.

    Read more detail at the full Arts Action Fund call-to-action here:
    https://www.votervoice.net/ARTSUSA/BlogPosts/671

    Thank you for taking action!

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