Legislation sponsored by Senators Jim Beach and Jeff Van Drew that will allow taxpayers to make voluntary contributions on their income tax returns to provide support to our state’s National Guard members and their families has been signed into law.
“Our National Guard members make tremendous sacrifices to keep us safe, defending our country at home and abroad,” said Senator Van Drew. “Establishing a program that allows residents to show their support to our men and women in uniform by allowing them to make donations through their tax returns, as so many people do for other worthy causes, is the least we can do to honor our members’ service.”
The bill (S-2307/A-2286) will establish and permit taxpayers to donate to a special fund called the “NJ National Guard State Family Readiness Council Fund.” The fund will provide support to members of the New Jersey National Guard and their families to help them cope when a wage-earner has temporarily left civilian employment to be placed on active military duty. The council provides education, counseling and financial planning to members and to the spouses of deployed Guard members.