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Diegnan Bill Allows Taxpayers to Make Voluntary Donations to BSA

A chance to donate to the Boy Scouts at tax time. Credits: Office of Senator Patrick J. Diegnan

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan sponsored legislation to allow gross  income  taxpayers  to  use  their  returns  to make voluntary contributions to the chartered local councils of the Boy Scouts of  America  in New  Jersey has been signed into law by the Governor. 

“For over a century, the Boy Scouts have upheld a tradition of serving our local communities in ways big and small from collecting food for those in need, improving our neighborhoods, and reaching out to those less fortunate,” said Senator Diegnan (D-Middlesex). “This bill allows taxpayers, including alumni scouts and scout leaders, to help continue the scouting experience for a new generation of young men who in turn will write the next great chapter in the American story”                                            

With over 100 years of experience in developing youth for a lifetime of community service, personal fitness, and leadership, the Boy Scouts of America continue to offer unique educational programming that prepares youth for a healthy and productive life. In New Jersey today, scouts still take the oath to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.

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In support of the Boy Scouts mission in New Jersey, this bill allows gross income taxpayers to make donations to the charted local councils of the Boy Scouts of America in New Jersey on their tax returns.  As a depository for the donations, the bill establishes the Boy Scouts of America Councils in New Jersey Fund.  The  bill  directs  the  fund  deposits to be  distributed  in  equal amounts  among  the  chartered  local  councils  of  the  Boy  Scouts  of America  in  New  Jersey. The  bill  entrusts  the  Monmouth  Council  of the Boy  Scouts  of  America  to  administer  the  distribution.  

The bill authorizes the Division of Taxation to retain sufficient receipts from the donations to cover the costs of related administration. The bill applies to taxable years beginning on or after the date of enactment.



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