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Tax Relief for Jewish Community Security

16 September 2008

Council for Jewish Community Security provides tax relief for Jewish community security.

Anton Block, president of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the peak body of Victorian Jewry, said today:

“The Federal Government has approved tax deductibility for the Council for Jewish Community Security (CJCS) which the JCCV administers in Victoria. This means security-related expenditure for the Jewish community now may be tax-deductible.

The scheme works as follows. A defined “approved organisation”, likely most Jewish communal organisations, may have either a one-off or recurrent expense. This might be a capital expense eg a CCTV system or an operational expense such as paying for a guard. A donation used to pay for such an expense will be tax-deductible.

The Jewish community faces a security threat far greater than that confronting most Australians. There is no more troubling reminder of the prevailing dangers than the sight of security guards protecting our institutions such as schools, synagogues and the Beth Weizmann community centre. While the CJCS will not eliminate these threats, at least the provision of tax relief for donations for communal security will help to resource the means for facing them.

The JCCV has prepared a set of documents providing all the necessary information regarding the scheme and has distributed the pack to its affiliate organisations. Other Jewish organisations are also free to enquire. These documents can be obtained by contacting Hilary McMahon at the JCCV on 9272 5566 or community@jccv.org.au.”

For further information, please contact Anton Block 0418 320 417

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