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H.R. 5220: Don’t Tax Higher Education Act

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Even though December’s tax reform law lowered taxes on everything from income to corporate profits, it actually increased taxes on some college endowments for the richest schools.


The tax reform bill didn’t have that effect on all colleges, to be clear — only 23 schools met the criteria for the increased taxation during the 2015–16 academic year.

Yet the schools that do meet that criteria have endowments cumulatively worth hundreds of billions of dollars. And because the financial thresholds were not indexed to inflation, more and more ...

Sponsor and status

John Delaney

Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2018
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Mar 8, 2018


Introduced on Mar 8, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 8, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 8, 2018

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H.R. 5220 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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