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March 23, 2017 • Vol. 94, No. 3 “For God & Country”
Official Publications of The Wisconsin American Legion Family
The mission of The American Legion, Department of Wisconsin is to provide service to veterans, their families and their communities. Contact: (608) 266-‐0517 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Carla.Vigue@dva.wisconsin.gov February 6, 2017
Donate to the Veterans Trust Fund on Your Donate to the Veterans Trust Fund on Your Income 2016 Wisconsin Income Tax Form 2016 Wisconsin Tax Form
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) encourages taxpayers to consider making a monetary donation to the Veterans Trust Fund (VTF) by ﬁlling in the “Donations” line when ﬁling their 2016 Wisconsin income tax form. A donation to the VTF can help fund the following: • Personalized assistance for veterans in each county; • Services for homeless veterans; • Job training for veterans; • Assistance with federal beneﬁ t – The Donations MADISON Wisconsin Department f Veterans today encouraged taxpayers t(2) o consider tax-exempt organization, the making a to the oVTF areAffairs al- (WDVA) to tas he Vaeterans Trust itemized Fund (VTF) bdey filling taxpayer in the "Donations" hen filing their 2016 Wisconsin claims and transportationmonetary to VA donation must line be wable to itemize lowed federal income tax form. A donation to the VTF can help fund the following: facilities; duction. Any donations made his or her deductions, and (3) the • Emergency ﬁnancial relief for to the VTF on your 2016 Wis- taxpayer must save a record of the • Personalized assistance for veterans in each county; veterans; consin Income Tax form can be transaction. • Services for homeless veterans; • Efforts such as Zero Veteran• Job training For more information on State claimed on next year’s 2017 fedfor veterans; Suicide and Opioid Prevention of Wisconsin eral wtax To claim deduc• Assistance ith freturn. ederal benefit claims aand transportation to VA facilities; tax beneﬁts for vetand Awareness; • Emergency inancial relief for veterans; tion ffor monetary donations, the erans and their family members, • Efforts such as Z(1) ero Vmust eteran Sbe uicide and Opioid and visit: Awareness; • And more! please www.WisVets.com. money donated to Parevention
• And more! Donations to the VTF are allowed as a federal itemized deduction. Any donations made to the VTF on your 2016 Wisconsin Income Tax form can be claimed on next year's 2017 federal tax return. To claim a deduction for monetary Auxiliary President donations, the money (1) must be donated to a tax-‐exempt organization, (2) the taxpayer must be able to itemize his o her deductions, and (DuBois 3) the taxpayer must save a record of the transaction. Laurel and Department For more information on State of Wisconsin tax benefits for veterans and their family members, please visit: Commander Dan www.WisVets.com. Seehafer enjoyed -‐30-‐
Annual Pilgrimage to Lincoln’s Tomb
Happy Birthday Legion!
unusually warm 201 West Washington Avenue | Madison, Wisconsin 53707 weather on February | WisVets@dva.wisconsin.gov | WisVets.com 12th during the 1-800-WIS-VETS Annual Pilgrimage to the Tomb of President Abraham Lincoln in Springﬁeld, Illinois. They are shown here Milwaukee Police Post No. 415 hosted the 4th rubbing the nose of District meeting on March 15th. After the meeting, a Lincoln statue for 4th District Commander Mark Sandow (on left) cut good luck. The American Legion Birthday cake as Milwaukee Police Post Commander Kendel D. Feilen looks on.