October 11, 2017

Roger Colinvaux, professor, law, was quoted in an Associate Press on Trump’s new tax plan and how it could affect charitable giving.

..."One of the points of the [charitable] deduction is to foster altruism, to foster pluralism, to foster civic society," said Roger Colinvaux, a law professor at the Catholic University of America and former legislation counsel on Congress's nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation. "If the deduction ends up being for the top 5 percent of taxpayers who are the wealthiest, I think you're really painting a very elitist picture of what this incentive is for. It's only incentivizing the charitable choices of the richest, and the pluralism of the richest, and the civic groups chosen by the wealthiest."...

Continue reading in the Associate Press.