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April 01, 2020 |

Manhattan: In New York and throughout the country, nonprofits manage thousands of direct care support professionals who commute and work in small group homes caring for America’s most vulnerable citizens. These workers are essential for the care and support to a large population of persons with developmental, intellectual and other disabilities. National relief for tax abatement has been discussed to alleviate pressure on small and large businesses. The nonprofit sector needs assistance. The payroll tax relief that had been discussed should be considered to be targeted exclusively to nonprofits with the mandate that this small level of compensation be passed along to the direct care support professionals. It would be one way to ensure that they do continue to provide the vital support needed for the disabled. Robert Stack