H.R.1713 - Student Loan Repayment Assistance Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] (Introduced 03/26/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||03/26/2015 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1713 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/26/2015)
Student Loan Repayment Assistance Act of 2015
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from the gross income of an employee amounts paid by an employer under a student loan payment assistance program. Requires participating employees to pay at least $50 per month on their student loans (in addition to the amount excluded from their gross income under such program). Limits the amount of such exclusion to $6,000 in a taxable year.
Requires an employer student loan payment assistance program to be a separate written plan of an employer to provide employees with student loan payment assistance. Defines "student loan payment assistance" as the payment of principal or interest on any indebtedness incurred by an employee solely to pay qualified higher education expenses that are paid or incurred within a reasonable time before or after such indebtedness was incurred and that are attributable to education furnished during a period in which such employee was a student eligible for federal financial assistance.
Allows an employee to take an income tax deduction in an amount equal to the employee's student loan payments that are matched by excludible employer contributions under a student loan payment assistance program. Limits the amount of such deduction to $6,000 in a taxable year and $50,000 over a lifetime.