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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Congressman Kind introduces bipartisan bill supporting Veterans’ Service Organizations

LA CROSSE - Last week, U.S. Reps. Ron Kind of the Third Congressional District of Wisconsin and Brad Wenstrup introduced the Charitable Equity for Veterans Act of 2018 (H.R. 6661).
 
Currently, the Internal Revenue Code is written to only allow tax-deductible donations to 501(c)(19) veterans’ service organizations that maintain a membership of at least 90 percent wartime veterans. This legislation would lift the wartime service requirement for congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organizations to accept tax-deductible donations, thus better representing the 2.4 million veterans who honorably served outside of wartime. 
 
“Veterans’ service organizations in Wisconsin are an important part of many veterans’ lives, helping to provide the resources and benefits that our veterans have earned and deserve.  I am proud to work on this bipartisan bill that cuts needless government red tape and allows for all major veterans’ service organizations - regardless of when and where their members served - to have the resources they need to serve our veterans back here at home,” said Rep. Ron Kind.

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