Capitol Hill Watch
Back to School Tax Relief
Act of 2002 (H.R. 5193)
The House Of Representatives
is expected to vote on the Back to School Tax Relief Act of 2002 (H.R.
5193) ( Full text of legislation) as early as Thursday, September 12, 2002. The measure would allow families
to claim an above-the-line deduction of up to $3,000 for qualified educational
expenses at public, private, religious or home schools for children
in kindergarten through 12th
grade. Tuition, fees, academic
tutoring, special needs services, books, supplies, uniforms, transportation,
and expenses for the purchase of computer technology and equipment would
be included as qualified educational expenses. To families with incomes
of $20,000 or less ($40,000 or less for married couples) the deduction
would be available. Under current
law, an above-the-line deduction for higher education exists.
What Can You Do?
your representative to Support the Back to School Tax Relief Act of 2002
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will direct you to the Capitol Hill operator. Ask for your representative's
go to your representative's website, find his E-mail or to find out
who your representative is...
electronically mail your U.S. House of Representative, go to
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