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Sunday May 24, 2015

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Highway Bill Extended to July 31
Washington News
After 33 prior temporary plans for the Highway Trust Fund, on May 19, the House voted 387-35 in favor of another two month extension. There is no new funding in the bill, but the existing highway development projects will continue using available trust funds. The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015 (H.R. 2353) was jointly introduced by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ways and Means Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI). Ryan and Schuster jointly stated, "This legislation will allow transportation spending to continue through July, while we work towards a next step to close the Trust Fund's shortfall. Doing so will require our colleagues on both sides of the aisle to be constructive in working towards a solution. Only then will we be able to produce a plan that gives states the certainty they need to build the roads, bridges, and other infrastructure our communities and economies need to thrive." The White House indicated that it would support the bill. The White House statement noted, "With surface transportation funding authorization running out at the end of this month and hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk, the Administration does not oppose passage of H.R. 2353, recognizing that a short-term extension of these authorities will be necessary in order for the Congress to complete work on a long-term bill that increases investment to meet the nation's infrastructure needs." Editor's Note:...
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Charitable Tax Reference
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Brandon Bigtop loves his truck, which he affectionately named "the Beast." It was a gift for Brandon's eighteenth birthday. It is painted bright red and is two tons of metal, muscle and noise....
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Private Letter Ruling
ORG was formed as a Sec. 501(c)(3) public charity to encourage, support and maintain nonprofits advancing health and health research related issues, education and the arts, relief of suffering, etc....
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Article of the Month
There are significant tax advantages and great opportunities for individuals who make a planned gift using a farm or farmland. Given that the value of farmland has increased significantly over the...
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