The Libertarian Party of Georgia Passes a Resolution to Support a Universal Charitable Credit Bill
Atlanta, GA – The Libertarian Party of Georgia passed a resolution on April 9, 2018 to support a Universal Charitable Credit (UCC) bill. Enacting a UCC bill in Georgia would permit taxpayers to direct a portion of their state income tax liability to qualified charitable organizations, resulting in significant financial and civic benefits for our state. In addition, taxpayers may claim a tax credit for cash contributions to qualified charitable organizations.
There are many Georgia nonprofit organizations that provide a variety of beneficial public services that rely on private and public funding. Ryan Graham, Libertarian Party of Georgia Vice Chair stated: “Our state nonprofit organizations either outperform government programs or fill critical gaps in services in our community. A UCC would allow our communities the flexibility to direct public resources where they are most needed, at the time they are most needed.”
A UCC would also allow residents to hold programs in both the voluntary and government sectors directly accountable for their use of public dollars, and allow Georgians to choose the services that best benefit our communities. Ted Metz, Chair of the Libertarian Party of Georgia stated, “This type of bill would significantly improve the quality, accessibility, and accountability of the public services for everyone in Georgia.”
The Libertarian Party of Georgia urges policy makers to consider implementing a UCC for the state of Georgia, and believes that it would be the most effective way to provide the best public services to our community. The Resolution and the proposed Universal Charitable Credit bill can be viewed below.