Would You Like To Donate To Gang Prevention Program & Cancer Research In NJ?

donation on tax return.jpg1That’s what your tax return in NJ may soon ask you. Assembly Democratic legislation to create new funds to benefit cancer research and the Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey through voluntary contributions on the state’s corporate and personal income tax returns continues advancing.

Under the bills, taxpayers would have the option to contribute to any of these new funds through a check-off box to be included on New Jersey’s corporate and personal income tax returns each year. One measure (A-1505) would establish the “New Jersey Colon Cancer Research Fund.”

“Education, prevention and early detection are key factors in controlling colorectal cancer,” said Assemblyman Ruben J. Ramos Jr. (D-Hudson).  “If caught early, nine times out of ten patients can beat back this disease.”

“Giving people an opportunity to engage in the fight against colon cancer directly through their income tax returns will greatly increase the resources available for desperately needed and potentially life-saving research,” said Assemblywoman Elease Evans (D-Passaic/Bergen).  “Every dollar donated will get us closer to a cure.”

This bill was recently approved 74-0 by the Assembly.

The other bill (A-3267) would establish the “Boys and Girls Club in New Jersey Fund.” It was recently approved 75-0 by the Assembly.

“The Boys and Girls Club provide a safe, educational environment for disadvantaged youth in the otherwise unsupervised hours before and after school,” said Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union). “Giving these kids a viable alternative to drug and gang violence is a worthy cause that deserves an easy option to support.”

This bill was also sponsored by Ramos. TLS.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. hey at least the gov isnt just taking it without asking! if you dont want to donate, dont. its that simple. we need more options loke this on tax forms.

  2. Federal Funding is a different issue alltogether, thats not a private donation. Funding was cut off for discriminatory reasons. While under certain situations private institutions can set their own guidlines that may discriminate who can participate ,however as far as funding goes if the government feels that practice goes against their principles they can withdraw funds for those reasons

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