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Religious school fees not deductible, Ninth Circuit rules

Title: Religious school fees not deductible, Ninth Circuit rules
Date: Monday, 15 December 2008
Publisher: Metropolitan News-Enterprise (Los Angeles, California)
Author: Kenneth Ofgang
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Tuition and fees for religious day schools are not deductible for federal income tax purposes, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday. The court, for the second time, rejected claims by local residents Michael and Marla Sklar that they received only intangible religious benefits as result of their five children’s attendance in Orthodox Jewish schools, so their school payments should be deductible, at least in part, as charitable donations. The Sklars have been seeking to deduct their payments, going ... [Read the rest at]