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DiMAIO BILL WOULD ALLOW VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS TO HOMELESS VETS ON INCOME TAX RETURN
Under legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Appropriations Officer John DiMaio, taxpayers will be allowed to make voluntary contributions to homeless veterans on their gross income tax returns.
“Currently, taxpayers may contribute, via their tax returns, to a number of diverse causes including the Boy and Girl scouts, cancer research and literacy programs. These are all very worthy causes. It only makes sense to give residents an opportunity to assist the men and women of our armed forces who have honorably served their country, but have faced some very difficult challenges following their discharge,” stated DiMaio, R-Warren, Hunterdon and Somerset.
“While homelessness among veterans is a problem of national importance, we can do something about it in our own backyard as there are nearly 8,000 homeless vets in New Jersey,” continued DiMaio. “This measure provides taxpayers with a very simple and convenient means to reach out to those who put their lives on the line for each of us, but now face very difficult circumstances for a variety of reasons.”
The bill, A-2011, establishes the New Jersey Homeless Veterans Grant Program in the Department of the Treasury into which all donations from gross income tax returns would be deposited.
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