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Aid for Patient and Community-Based Organizations Impacted by Coronavirus

March 21st, 2020

We, along with 214 other organizations, wrote to Speaker Pelosi and Leaders McConnell, McCarthy, and Schumer to urge them to include nonprofit patient support community-based organizations in any federal aid packages or supplemental appropriations measures.

Like so many others in the country, nonprofits are also being hit hard by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic due to reduced giving, event cancellations, and reduced meeting attendance.

The letter asks:

1.) that charitable nonprofits be included in the $200 billion loan fund for businesses, including airlines.

2.) to improve the above-the-line charitable deduction by raising the cap to $2,000 and allowing all taxpayers to immediately claim the deduction on their 2019 taxes (due on July 15) and afterward through 2021.

3.) to clarify that charitable nonprofits of all sizes can participate  in the emergency Small Business Loan Program by using the tax-law definition of charitable organizations (501(c)(3) public charities) and removing the language that excludes nonprofits that are eligible to receive Medicaid reimbursements.

Read the entire letter here.

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Date Created: March 21st, 2020
Last Updated: December 21st, 2023