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house Bill H.R. 3771

Income Tax Time Machine for Typhoon Haiyan Giving

Argument in favor

Provides further incentive for Americans to donate to natural disasters expeditiously.

Argument opposed

Provides only a delayed tax incentive.

bill Progress

  • EnactedMarch 25th, 2014
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed March 25th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The house Passed March 24th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on the Budget
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedDecember 12th, 2013

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What is House Bill H.R. 3771?

Allows Americans to deduct from their 2013 taxes charitable donations made between 1/1/14 nd 4/15/14 to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Without this bill, a person would have to wait until the following year to claim such a deduction.


Impacts those who have given cash contributions to organizations aiding in the relief effort following Typhoon Haiyan.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 3771

A CBO cost estimate is not yet available.

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Of Note:

-For donations via phone/text, a contribution meets IRS record-keeping requirements if the taxpayer produces a telephone bill showing the name of the donee organization and the date and amount of the contribution.

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Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act

Official Title

To accelerate the income tax benefits for charitable cash contributions for the relief of victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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