International Charitable Giving
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)
Eric Zolt Justin Lowe

Are U.S. tax barriers to cross-border philanthropy are too high or too low? This session considers whether the U.S. should provide tax subsidies to support charitable activities outside the U.S. It then examines whether the U.S. tax system should treat contributions to foreign charities differently from contributions to domestic charities. Have tax subsidies (for both domestic and foreign charitable activities) gotten so generous that the U.S. has reached a “tipping point” whereby wealthy donors have too much control in deciding how government “matching” funds are spent?