Resolution in Favor of a Tax Credit on Charitable Donations Exposed

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The Resolution in Favor of a Tax Credit on Charitable Donations is listed under ALEC's Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force, however, it does not include an adoption date. According to, it was re-approved by the Board of Directors on January 29, 2013. (Accessed on 1/28/2016).

ALEC Bill Text


This Resolution encourages Congress to pass legislation which would provide a charitable tax credit for charitable contributions to private and religious charities.

Model Resolution

WHEREAS, the power of local charitable organizations is the best conduit for improving a community's social problems and conditions, and

WHEREAS, the objective of some charitable organizations is to prevent or alleviate poverty, and

WHEREAS, contributions to charitable organizations that include youth and family programs, housing and employment agencies, and disaster relief agencies have declined by 3 percent in 1995, and

WHEREAS, the Charity Tax Credit, recently introduced to Congress, will transfer power to charities in the local communities through tax credits, vouchers, and grants, and

WHEREAS, the Charity Tax Credit would encourage contributions to private and religious charities from both individuals and couples to resolve social crises, poverty and to improve community development among the disadvantaged.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the legislature of the state of [Insert State] urges Congress to adopt the Charity Tax Credit for charitable contributions, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, copies of this resolution will be distributed to all Governors and members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.