The New Reality in Donor-Advised Funds

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“Right now, I would say that the donor-advised funds are under close scrutiny by Congress,” says Sharpe. “For every $1 million that goes into a donor-advised fund, it costs the Treasury, say, $300,000 or $400,000 in taxes. They want to know that that money, if it’s costing the Treasury, they want the money going directly into the economy and into the non-profit world.”

“I think there’s every reason to think that tax reform in this area is coming, given the growth of donor-advised funds,” Madoff says.


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