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S. 1822: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit amounts paid for programs to obtain a recognized postsecondary credential or a license to be treated as qualified higher education expenses for purposes of a 529 account.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Sep 14, 2017.


This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to qualified tuition programs (known as 529 plans), to allow distributions from the plans to be used for expenses required for programs to obtain a recognized postsecondary credential or occupational license.

A "recognized postsecondary credential" is a credential consisting of an industry-recognized certificate or certification, a certificate of completion of an apprenticeship, a license recognized by the state involved or federal government, or an associate or baccalaureate degree.