H.R.5078 - Higher Education Affordability and Equity Act of 2010111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27] (Introduced 04/20/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||04/20/2010 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5078 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/20/2010)
Higher Education Affordability and Equity Act of 2010 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) repeal the dollar limitation on the tax deduction for interest on education loans and expand eligibility for such deduction by increasing the threshold for the phaseout of such deduction; (2) increase to $5,000 the maximum allowable contribution to a Coverdell education savings account; and (3) include qualified higher education expenses (i.e., books, supplies, room, board, and special needs services) as amounts excludable from gross income as a qualified scholarship.
Exempts from the general terminating date of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (i.e., December 31, 2010) provisions of that Act modifying education individual retirement accounts and expanding the tax deduction for student loan interest.