9th Circuit: Parents Cannot Deduct Payments to Their Children's Religious Schools - 2008-12-13

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F0.png 9th Circuit: Parents Cannot Deduct Payments to Their Children's Religious Schools December 13, 2008, Paul L. Caron, TaxProf Blog

The Ninth Circuit yesterday affirmed the Tax Court (125 T.C. 281 (2005)) in holding that a couple's tuition and fee payments to their children's Jewish day schools do not qualify for the charitable deduction because they received a substantial benefit from their payments and lacked charitable intent. Sklar v. Commissioner, No. 06-72961 (9th Cir. Dec. 12, 2008). From the DOJ press release:


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