Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Court: No Tax Deductions for Religious School Fees

From MercuryNews.com:

A federal appeals court says a Jewish couple can't claim tuition paid to their children's religious schools as a tax deduction.

Michael and Marla Sklar of Los Angeles had attempted to claim the tuition payments for their five children as a charitable contribution to a religious organization.

But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision in rejecting that claim Friday. It ruled that the couple paid only for their children's education and had not shown that any of the tuition was used by the schools as a gift.

The Justice Department, which represented the IRS, says the ruling shows that religious schooling is not tax deductible.

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