H.R. 1957 (111th): Helping Families Afford Tuition Act

Apr 02, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Gary Peters
Representative for Michigan's 9th congressional district
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This bill was introduced on April 2, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 02, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 02, 2009
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a higher education tuition credit in place of existing education tax incentives.


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3 cosponsors (3D) (show)

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Helping Families Afford Tuition Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to replace the Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning tax credits with an income-based tax credit for 50% of qualified tuition and related expenses, up to $10,000, for attendance at an institution of higher education. Repeals the tax deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses.

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