Your action is needed. State legislation could mean fewer donations for non-profits

Possible state legislation could mean fewer donations for non-profits and the Junior League. Please read and take action.

  • Minnesota non-profits are concerned about a proposed change in the tax benefits Minnesotans get when they make charitable contributions. (Click here for article)
  • The current House bill calls for replacing the current state “tax deduction” with a “tax credit.”
  • Non-profits worry the change could mean that Minnesotans might be less motivated to donate because the current state tax break would be substantially cut.

ActionThe Minnesota House proposal to replace Minnesota’s charitable tax deduction with a partial tax credit could reduce incentives for charitable giving. This has already passed the House, but fortunately was not included in the Senate tax bill.  The House and Senate conference committee members are now meeting to decide what changes will be included in the final tax bill to send to the Governor.

To protect the current deduction, it is crucial that House and Senate leadership hear from the us. 

Please take action today by contacting:

  • Your representative. Click here to find your MN House and MN Senate representative.
  • Or Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk (651-296-8881) and House Speaker Paul Thissen (651-296-5375

 Tell them:

  • The House proposal to change the charitable tax deduction to a credit should be rejected.
  • Some donors who receive the tax deduction now would be ineligible to receive the credit, and it represents a substantial reduction in Minnesota’s commitment to supporting charitable giving.
  • The Junior League counts on a wide variety of donors—please maintain the current system that supports their generosity in my community.

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