Orthodox Union, RCA And Bishops Conference Collaborate Efforts To Enact Tax Credit Bill

Posted on May 7, 2013 In Press Releases

For Immediate Release                                  Contact: Roslyn Singer
May 7, 2013                                                        212-613-8227

Legislation Would Assist Students In Both Public And Private Schools

Representatives of the Orthodox Union, the Rabbinical Council of America, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops met yesterday for their semi-annual meeting to discuss issues affecting the Jewish and Catholic communities. Included in the agenda was the proposed Education Investment Tax Credit Legislation (A.1826/S.4099), designed to increase individual and corporate donations for education by enhancing long-standing tax benefits provided under current law from a tax exemption to a tax credit. The bill would help both public and private schools alike by dividing the tax credits evenly between donations made to public schools, including non-profit organizations supporting public schools, and donations made to scholarship organizations that provide scholarships for students to attend private schools.

Pictured (l to r), front row: Maury Litwack of the OU, Prof. David Berger of Yeshiva University, Bishop William Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Center, Rabbi Joseph Karasick of the OU, Darcy Hirsh of the UJA-Federation of New York, Jeff Leb of the OU, and Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt of the Young Israel of Woodmere.