Sunday, May 25, 2008

Tribal Charities Fairness Act introduced

On May 8, Representative Becerra (for himself and several others) introducted HR 6005, a bill to treat Indian tribal governments as state governments for purposes of the public charity/private foundation distinction under the tax laws.  Contributions by state governments are treated as contributions that affect qualification as a public charity under IRS 509(a)(1) and 509(a)(2).  By treating tribal governments as state governments, the bill would help charities that receive support from tribal governments obtain public charity status.  The bill was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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What is the current status of this bill after being referred the Committee on Ways and Means?

Posted by: Joy Persall | Jun 5, 2008 8:00:27 AM

I just checked the bill status on "Thomas," the electronic service of the Library of Congress, and it looks like the bill is still in Ways and Means, with no action yet taken.

Posted by: Susan Gary | Jun 6, 2008 11:50:10 AM

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