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house Bill H.R. 1104

Tax Break: Should you be Able to Make Tax-Deductible Donations to More Types of Organizations?

Argument in favor

This bill expands the kind of organizations that people can make tax-exempt donations to. All of these organizations have to have pro-social aims, and people be able to get tax breaks for supporting organizations that support the nation.

Cary's Opinion
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04/17/2015
Sure, give your money away to every good cause, even football.
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04/15/2015
I support this bill, PROVIDED the NFL and like for-profit organizations are excluded from its scope.
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Mark's Opinion
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06/04/2016
Abolish the IRS and the tax code. Implement the FairTax.
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Argument opposed

This bill expands the kind of organizations to which people can make tax-exempt donations. It says that they all have to have pro-social aims, but since when is the NFL doing social good for the country? This would allow for some serious tax-dodging.

Rod's Opinion
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04/15/2015
Too easy to become one of these "tax break" organizations. Someone else mentioned the one I am furious about. The "non profit NFL" who has now become a pseudo government within our country. Taxpayers paying for stadiums, a billionaire's club with lavish suites, blackouts. The Congress shows their gutless backsides ignoring this "non profit" elephant. Foundations, non profits, "economic development counsels", are epidemic now dodging taxes. Let's encourage more fraud? NO!
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MaggieThePirate's Opinion
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04/15/2015
The NFL? Are you kidding me!?! Chambers of Commerce! No way!!
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Griffin's Opinion
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04/15/2015
These organizations do not qualify as charities.
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    Sure, give your money away to every good cause, even football.
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    Too easy to become one of these "tax break" organizations. Someone else mentioned the one I am furious about. The "non profit NFL" who has now become a pseudo government within our country. Taxpayers paying for stadiums, a billionaire's club with lavish suites, blackouts. The Congress shows their gutless backsides ignoring this "non profit" elephant. Foundations, non profits, "economic development counsels", are epidemic now dodging taxes. Let's encourage more fraud? NO!
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    The NFL? Are you kidding me!?! Chambers of Commerce! No way!!
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    I support this bill, PROVIDED the NFL and like for-profit organizations are excluded from its scope.
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    The NFL is one of the richest organizations on the planet. It should NOT count as a chairity
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    The argument against makes sense but the bigger issue is the Citizens United issue...that is, the ultrawealthy can get to decide which social issues should be supported and again they could run the country. Perhaps coal could become a "social" issue because it keeps West Virginians and Kentuckians employed. While I am pro West Virginians and Kentuckians, I'd rather provide social aid programs that mine and use coal. We don't want the Koch Brothers spending tens or hundreds of millions of dollars promoting coal any more than they do!!!
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    These organizations do not qualify as charities.
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    This bill is too open for abuse. The wording needs to be more specific.
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    Abolish the IRS and the tax code. Implement the FairTax.
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    This encourages people to avoid taxes without providing good to communities
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    We don't need any more tax dodging loopholes. Those entities, like the NFL, need to be removed from this loophole.
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    If we had a simple flat tax we wouldn't have to have all of this gobbledygoo paperwork.
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    With all the talk of deficits and budget cuts, we need to consider the importance of tax dollars; where they go and what they do. Things like education and infrastructure are important, but not often glamorous. I'd rather we chose representatives who respected the needs of society, and allotted tax dollars wisely. That seems better than playing the popularity lottery with truly important things.
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    Take the NFL out.
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    "this would allow for some serious tax dodging"......YUP. that's a good thing! it would be legal! why do people think hard-working americans should pay more taxes than they legally have to? our taxes basically go to charity any way, it's just filtered through the government and left to their discretion. charity tax breaks cut out the middle man....you're still giving your money away! it's not greed! ugh!
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    TOO MUCH REGULATION ON GETTING TAX EXEMPT STATUS STOPS MANY GOOD GROUPS
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    If this should be made law then an accompanying law ending Anti-trust exemptions should be made.
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    While I don't support the NFL from being included, I don't see any issue in allowing additional donations for the social good.
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    I can't believe this was even proposed. I hope that congress person is voted out immediately
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    CEOs don't need to "donate" to their own organizations. Their bonuses alone are larger than some people's annual salaries.
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