Saturday, December 19, 2015

New Appropriations Bill Includes Extensions of Charitable Contribution Tax Incentives

Yesterday President Obama signed into law the 887-page Consolidated Appropriations Act 2016.  Division Q of the bill is the "Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act" which made permanent a number of tax provisions that create incentives for charitable giving [scroll to pg. 805 of the bill]:
Sec. 111. Extension and modification of special rule for contributions of capital gain real property made for conservation purposes.
Sec. 112. Extension of tax-free distributions from individual retirement plans for charitable purposes.
Sec. 113. Extension and modification of charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory.
Sec. 114. Extension of modification of tax treatment of certain payments to controlling exempt organizations.
Sec. 115. Extension of basis adjustment to stock of S corporations making charitable contributions of property.