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Attn: Buckeye Kossacks.  Please take advantage of a unique state tax law that allows us to contribute up to $100 to state races and get a dollar-for-dollar tax credit in return.  This is not a tax deduction; it is a much more powerful tax credit, which means, in effect, that your first $100 donation is free.  You'll get your money back, in full, next spring when you file your state tax return.

The tax credit is good for up to $100 if filing jointly, or $50 single.

Here is the Tax  Code.  See Page 3.

Line 1 – Credit for Contributions Made to Candidates
for Ohio Statewide Office or General Assembly
Taxpayers other than trusts may claim a credit for contributions
of money during the taxable year to the campaign committee
of candidates for any of the following Ohio offices: - Governor - Lieutenant governor - Secretary of state - Attorney general - Chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court - Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court - Auditor of state - Treasurer of state - Ohio Senate - Ohio House of Representatives - Ohio Board of Education

Here's our slate.   Show 'em some love with FREE money!  Your State Representative, State Senate and OH BOE candidates also qualify.

Strickland - Governor
Cordray - Attorney General
Pepper - Auditor
O’Shaughnessy - Secretary of State
Boyce - Treasurer
Eric Brown - OH Supreme Court
Trapp - OH Supreme Court

This is free money...use it or lose it!

Originally posted to Winnie on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 07:08 PM PDT.

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