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March 25, 2020 | washingtontimes.com

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In New York and throughout the United States, 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 of a large population of persons with developmental, intellectual and other disabilities.

National relief for tax abatement has been discussed to alleviate pressure to small and large business. The nonprofit sector needs assistance, too.

If possible, the payroll tax relief that had been discussed should be targeted exclusively at nonprofits, with the mandate that this small level of compensation be passed along to direct care support professionals (those making less than $18 an hour). It would be one way to ensure that they do continue to provide the vital support needed for the disabled.

ROBERT STACK

President & CEO, Community Options