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      Senate Committee on Finance
    IntroducedMarch 31st, 2009

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Title

Affordable Tutoring of Our Children Act

Official Title

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from an employee's gross income any employer-provided supplemental instructional services assistance, and for other purposes.

Summary

Affordable Tutoring of Our Children Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the tax exclusion for employer-provided dependent care assistance to allow employees an additional exclusion for payments of supplemental instructional services assistance to their dependents between the ages of 5 and 19 who have not obtained a high school diploma or who have been awarded a general education degree. Defines "supplemental instructional services assistance" to include instructional or other academic enrichment services that are: (1) in addition to instruction provided during the school day; (2) specifically designed to increase academic achievement; (3) in the core academic studies of English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, social studies, and geography; and (4) provided by a state certified instructor or accredited organization.
    The wording is a bit vague and eligible programs need to agree to submit data of a funded program effectiveness, and the data be reviewed and used to determine future eligibility but yes. Wait, "art" needs to be removed. Not that I am against art in any way, but unless we want to include all creative development, and suddenly fund piano lessons and coaching for the next Little Miss pageant then, no. Scholarships should be used for athletic and creative development "tutoring".
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