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house Bill H.R. 1957

Helping Families Afford Tuition Act

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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedApril 2nd, 2009

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Helping Families Afford Tuition Act

Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a higher education tuition credit in place of existing education tax incentives.


Helping Families Afford Tuition Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to replace the Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning tax credits with an income-based tax credit for 50% of qualified tuition and related expenses, up to $10,000, for attendance at an institution of higher education. Repeals the tax deduction for qualified tuition and related expenses.

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