House Bill 214

House Bill 214

by
Phil Haunschild
March 3, 2017

Bill Description: This bill would allow a tax deduction for contributors to Volunteers Against Violence.

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Does it violate the principle of equal protection under the law? Examples include laws which discriminate or differentiate based on age, gender, or religion or which apply laws, regulations, rules, or penalties differently based on such characteristics. Conversely, does it restore or protect the principle of equal protection under the law? 


Volunteers Against Violence is a private 501(c)3 non-profit serving the Idaho Falls area. This bill would give favorable treatment to its donors, not unlike the 18 other organizations that have been granted exceptions. Because the state has granted special status, these groups have an unfair funding advantage over many other non-profit organizations that perform charitable work in Idaho. (-1)

Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, or other assessments? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce any taxes, fees, or other assessments? 


The exemption in this bill would decrease the total tax Idahoans must pay. (+1)

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