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H.R. 2429 (114th): Student Loan Tax Debt Relief Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 19, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.



1st Session

H. R. 2429


May 19, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Langevin, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Conyers, Ms. Norton, Mr. Vargas, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Honda, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Hastings, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Moore, Mr. Rush, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Hinojosa, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Gutiérrez, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Welch, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Doggett, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Kind, and Mr. Smith of Washington) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any discharge of income contingent and income-based student loan indebtedness.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Student Loan Tax Debt Relief Act.


Exclusion from gross income for discharge of income contingent and income-based student loan indebtedness


In general

Paragraph (1) of section 108(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:


In general

In the case of an individual, gross income does not include any amount which (but for this subsection) would be includible in gross income by reason of the discharge (in whole or in part) of any student loan if such discharge was pursuant to—


a provision of such loan under which all or part of the indebtedness of the individual would be discharged if the individual worked for a certain period of time in certain professions for any of a broad class of employers, or


subsections (d)(1)(D) and (e)(7) of section 455 or section 493C(b)(7) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (relating to income contingent and income-based repayment, respectively).



Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to discharges of indebtedness after the date of the enactment of this Act.