Appeals Court: Religious School Tuition Can't be Used as Charitable Tax

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that a
Jewish couple cannot claim tuition paid to their children's religious schools as a tax deduction.

Michael and Marla Sklar of Los Angeles had attempted to claim the tuition payments for their five children as a charitable
contribution to a religious organization.

But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision in rejecting that claim. The court ruled that the couple paid only for their children's education and had not shown that any of the tuition was used by the schools as a gift.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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