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1/14/2009--Introduced. DTV Converter Box Rebate Act of 2009 - Allows a $40 refundable tax credit for each digital-to-analog converter box purchased by an individual taxpayer, up to a maximum of $80. Reduces such credit by $40 for each digital-to-analog converter box coupon redeemed by a taxpayer.
Directs the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information of the Department of Commerce to educate consumers and retailers about the tax credit allowed by this Act as an alternative to requesting and redeeming a digital-to-analog converter box coupon.