Legislation Alert Tax Bill for Artists

A bill recently passed in the Senate will expand the deductible amount of donated artwork to its full value.  Currently the only allowed deduction is the cost of materials thus your artwork is valued at the current price of canvas, paper or clay..not the value of your time or creative input.
For this bill to become law it must also pass the house

Here’s how you can help. Call and let your Representative know you would like to see him or her support the Senate’s version of the Tax Relief bill, especially this provision. Here are numbers for the representatives of Wisconsin:
Paul Ryan (R-01) 202-225-3031
Tammy Baldwin (D-02) 202-225-2906
Ron Kind (D-03) 202-225-5506
Gwen Moore (D-04) 202-225-4572
F. James Sensenbrenner (R-05) 202-225-5101
Thomas Petri (R-06) 202-225-2476
David R. Obey (D-07) 202-225-3365
Mark Green (R-08) 202-225-5665
If you are not sure who your representative is you can find out at this site www.house.gov

It would also help to call and thank your Senator for the Senate’s inclusion of this provision and let him or her know that it is important to you that it remain in the tax relief bill.
Herb Kohl (D) 202-224-5653 senator_kohl@kohl.senate.gov
Russell Feingold (D)
202-224-5323 russell_feingold@feingold.senate.gov