Tax Policy Organizations Announce Upcoming Conference on Taxation Issues in Charitable Giving

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The American Tax Policy Institute and Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center are hosting a public event, ”Taxes and the Future of Philanthropy,” in Washington D.C. on February 18.

The American Tax Policy Institute announces that The American Tax Policy Institute and Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center are hosting a joint conference on Tuesday, February 18, at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. The subject of the conference is Taxes and the Future of Philanthropy and will address how changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 affect charitable giving, among other topics.

The conference, jointly organized with the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, will feature speakers drawn from universities and law schools, government agencies, law firms, accounting firms, research institutes, and popular journals.

Purpose of the Conference
Recent tax law changes have changed how everyday taxpayers and the country's wealthiest approach charitable donations. How should the philanthropic sector respond to these challenges to maintain and increase widespread support from charitable givers? What do tax accountants and taxation lawyers need to know as they advise and represent charitable organizations and donors in this shifting legal and societal landscape? These questions and others will be explored in a keynote address and panel of experts offering a diverse set of voices and opinions.

How to Attend
The event is being held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Urban Institute, 500 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Check-in and breakfast begin at 9:00 a.m. Attendance is free, but registration is required to attend.

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Join the Conversation
A webcast will be streamed live during the event and made available afterward on the event page. The online audience can submit questions to panelists by emailing We also encourage online and in-person attendees to join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #LiveAtUrban. Registration is not required to view the webcast.

About ATPI
The American Tax Policy Institute is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that supports, promotes and facilitates nonpartisan scholarly research, analysis and discussion of tax policy issues in the U.S. at the federal, state and local levels, as well as internationally. Trustees and members of the Institute include some of the leading experts on taxation from the fields of law, accounting and economics. The Institute supports scholarship in law, accounting and economics that will aid policymakers and administrators and improve our tax system. ATPI additionally provides support through financial and development assistance for roundtable discussions and conferences on tax policy issues.

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