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Urge Congress to Support Bill S.931 - the Artist-Museum Partnership Act (“the Act”)

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S.931 - Artist-Museum Partnership Act Introduced by Senator Patrick J. Leahy [D-VT] @SenatorLeahy

Vote YES! on S.931

Under current law, artists donating self-created works are only able to deduct the cost of supplies when filing their annual income tax reports.  As I'm sure you can agree, the price of canvas, paper, and ink in no way represents the true value of an intellectual property or the time and effort involved in its creation. 

S.931 seeks to correct this oversight.  If passed, S.931 - also known as The Artist-Museum Partnership Act - would amend the Internal Revenue Code, allowing creators a fair market value tax deduction (determined at the time of donation) of such properties.  Provided for your convenience is a Summary of Bill S.931 - penned under the 114th Congress (2015-2016)  

The Act has been introduced in the Senate seven times since 2000, most recently on April 14, 2015.  Currently, S.931 remains in contention at the Senate Finance Committee, and without your voice, it is likely to end there.  To prevent The Artist-Museum Partnership Act from dying on the vine for an eighth time, we must act NOW! 

How can you help?

Sign the petition.
Reach out to Senators Leahy & Schumer (contact info below)
Tweet to The Finance Committee Members 

Let THEM hear us!

Sponsor: Senator Patrick J. Leahy [D-VT] (202) 224-4242
New York: Senator Charles E. Schumer [D]
Call now! (202) 224-6542
New York: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand [D]
Call now! (202) 224-4451

  • YES! I’m for this bill S.931.
  • The current tax law is NOT fair for creators.
  • Tweet - Yes to #s931 #act #ArtistMuseumPartnershipAct

The Senate Committee on Finance: (202-224-4515) @GOPSenFinance and @SenateFinance


The Finance Committee -

Republican Majority Chairman: Orrin G. Hatch @SenOrrinHatch

Chuck Grassley (R - IA) » @ChuckGrassley

Mike Crapo (R - ID) » @MikeCrapo

Pat Roberts(R - KS) » @SenPatRoberts

Michael B. Enzi(R - WY) » @SenatorEnzi

John Cornyn (R - TX) » @JohnCornyn

John Thune (R - SD) » @johnthune

Richard Burr (R - NC) » @SenatorBurr

Johnny Isakson (R - GA) » @SenatorIsakson

Rob Portman (R - OH) » @senrobportman

Patrick J. Toomey (R - PA) » @SenToomey

Dan Coats (R - IN) » @SenDanCoats

Dean Heller (R - NV) » @SenDeanHeller

Tim Scott (R - SC) » @SenatorTimScott


The Finance Committee -

Democrat Minority Ranking Member - Ron Wyden: @RonWyden

Charles E. Schumer (D - NY) » @SenSchumer

Debbie Stabenow(D - MI) » @SenStabenow

Maria Cantwell(D - WA) » @SenatorCantwell

Bill Nelson(D - FL) » @SenBillNelson

Robert Menendez (D - NJ) » @SenatorMenendez

Thomas R. Carper (D - DE) » @SenatorCarper

Benjamin L. Cardin (D - MD) » @SenatorCardin

Sherrod Brown(D - OH) » @SenSherrodBrown

Michael F. Bennet (D - CO) » @SenBennetCO

Robert P. Casey, Jr.(D - PA) » @SenBobCasey

Mark R. Warner (D - VA) @MarkWarner


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