Conferences and Speeches

The Tax Policy and Charities — Charity and Government: Tax Reform and Beyond

Monday, April 15, 2013
01:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Morgan Lewis of counsel Alex Reid will speak at the Charity and Government: Tax Reform and Beyond Conference. This conference will look broadly at the relationship between the government and nonprofit sectors and their mutual yet distinct roles in the modern economy.

Monday, April 15, 2013
Conference  |  9:30 am-1:30 pm EST

Session Two: What Is the Definition of Charity, and Who Decides How to Define It?
This panel will consider key questions that are arising in public policy debates at all levels of government from tax reform to enforcement and compliance. As funding for traditionally charitable activities has expanded, many activities such as education and health are performed both in the nonprofit and business sectors. In addition, increasing reliance by some nonprofits on government funding, in certain cases the sole source, has blurred a different set of sectorial lines. The growing haziness presents a variety of challenges and potential for confusion, conflict, and inconsistency. At the same time, a diverse charitable sector provides immense economic and social value. The panel will take a closer look at the above questions and the accompanying boundary issues, including how the subsidy and tax-base exclusion theories that underlie tax-favored treatment relate to the questions and their answers.

John Tyler  |  Kauffman Foundation

Marion Fremont-Smith  |  Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University
Bradford Gray  |  Urban Institute
Daniel Halperin  |  Harvard Law School
Alex Reid  |  Of Counsel, Morgan Lewis

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