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Los Angeles Jews Oppose Limitation of Charity Gift Deductions from Tax

The Jewish Federation-Council board of directors has taken a stand opposing newly proposed Federal legislation that would limit charitable gift deductions in income tax reports, Judge Irving Hill, JF-C president, announced here today.

The proposed, new tax bill pending now in Washington would limit charitable deductions to that part above five percent of the adjusted gross income, as compared to a full 20-30 percent deduction permitted now. In considering the proposed change, Judge Hill said, the JF-C committee on social welfare legislation felt the change may inhibit the incentive to generous giving. Judge Hill urged persons opposing the change to write to their Congressmen as well as to President Kennedy.