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New tax code makes synagogues pay for employees’ benefits

Posted on August 9, 2018 In Charities, News, Family Friendly Tax Policy

(JTA) An Orthodox Jewish organization called on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to delay implementing a tax code provision that requires synagogues and nonprofits to pay federal taxes on employee benefits. The provision added to the tax code in December’s Tax Cut and Jobs Act would require houses of worship and other nonprofits for the first time to pay federal taxes on employee fringe benefits such as parking and transportation subsidies.

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