H.R.4325 - Technology Retraining and Investment Now Act for the 21st Century109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11] (Introduced 11/15/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/15/2005 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4325 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/15/2005)
Technology Retraining and Investment Now Act for the 21st Century - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow a tax credit for 50 percent of the information and communications technology education and training program expenses of individuals and employees, up to $4,000 in a taxable year. Increases the allowable amount of such credit to $5,000 for expenses for a program operated: (1) in an empowerment zone, enterprise community, or renewal community; (2) in a school district in which at least 50 percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced-cost lunches; (3) in an federally-declared disaster area; (4) in certain rural areas receiving federal assistance; (5) in an Indian tribal jurisdiction; (6) by an employer with 200 or fewer employees during a specified period; or (7) for a disabled individual.
Defines "information technology education and training program expenses" to include: (1) course work; (2) certification testing; (3) apprenticeship programs registered by the Department of Labor; and (4) other expenses essential to assessing skill acquisition.
Redefines "eligible educational institution" to include a commercial information and communications technology training provider.
Establishes an Information Technology Training Certification Advisory Board to develop: (1) guidelines for computer science, information technology, and related college courses; and (2) a list of the information technology training and certifications that qualify for the tax credit established by this Act.