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Tax Policy

  • A number of higher education tax provisions have been enacted over the years to help students and families save for college, pay for college and repay student loans, which ACE works to maintain and in some cases, enhance. Chief among these provisions are the American Opportunity Tax Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit, and the above-the-line deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses. Others include Sec. 127 employer-provided education assistance, the Student Loan Interest Deduction, and Sec. 529 College Savings Accounts. ACE also advocates on behalf of the charitable deduction and charitable giving incentives such as the IRA Charitable Rollover, and the research and development tax credit. There is a movement in Congress supported by ACE to reform current tax incentives to create a simpler, consolidated higher education tax credit that would be a stronger, more effective tool for increasing access to college.

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  • Steven Bloom

    Director, Government Relations

    Tax issues, college costs, endowments, health care reform & student health insurance, higher education finance, immigration, labor & employment