H. R. 651
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 17, 2019
Mr. Smith of New Jersey (for himself and Mr. Cuellar) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the deduction for charitable contributions as an above-the-line deduction.
This Act may be cited as the
Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act.
Deduction for charitable contributions allowed in determining adjusted gross income
Section 62(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting after paragraph (7) the following new paragraph:
The deduction allowed under section 170.
Section 170(b)(1)(H) of such Code is amended by striking
(computed without regard to any net operating loss carryback to the taxable year under section 172). and inserting the following:
determined without regard to—
section 62(a)(8), and
any net operating loss carryback to the taxable year under section 172.
The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018.