Accelerating Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act Introduced

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Glass jar with coins and change piled up. label of donations across front of jarThe Accelerating Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act was introduced in both the House and the Senate. The ACE Act is a bipartisan legislation aimed to reform both donor-advised fund (DAF) and private foundation rules. The ACE Act looks to establish timelines and payout obligations for both, intended to accelerate when funds are made available to working charities.

Under the Act, donor-advised funds are given the option between a 15-year DAF and a 50-year DAF. Charitable contribution deductions available to the donor will vary between the two options. The required payout timeframe applied to the DAF will vary as well with certain exemptions for community foundations. 

Private foundations will see updates to the existing payout obligations, which will no longer be met by distributions to DAFs or by salaries or travel expenses to a donor’s family member. Excise tax applicability will also be updated if private foundations meet a 7% payout obligation or when the private foundation reaches a duration of 25 years or less.

Check back for more information as this moves through the legislative process to see how this may affect your organization or charitable giving.

Source: Pingree, Reed Sponsor Bipartisan Bill to Ensure Charitable Donations Reach Working Charities, February 3, 2022

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