S.5 - Educational Opportunities Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/03/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/03/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.5 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/03/2019)
Educational Opportunities Act
This bill allows individual taxpayers a tax credit for charitable contributions to a scholarship granting organization. The bill allows a maximum credit amount of $4,500 ($2,250 for a married individual filing a separate return). A "scholarship granting organization" is a tax-exempt entity whose exclusive purpose is to provide scholarships for the tuition and other education expenses of elementary and secondary school students from low-income households (i.e., household income not exceeding 250% of federal poverty guidelines).
The bill allows corporate taxpayers a tax credit, up to $100,000, for contributions to a scholarship granting organization.
It also imposes a penalty on scholarship granting organizations that fail to distribute at least 90% of their total receipts for elementary and secondary school expenses in a taxable year.