The House has not voted yet on “tax extenders” legislation (H.R. 4213) that includes a number of provisions of great importance to educators, but a vote is expected next week. Your help is needed to ensure passage in the House and to garner the 60 votes that will be needed to pass it in the Senate. Among other teacher benefits in the The American Jobs, Closing Tax Loopholes, and Preventing Outsourcing Act will extend the tax deduction for educators’ out-of-pocket classroom supply expenses. This deduction has expired and must be extended in order to be available when educators file their taxes next year.
The tax extenders bill will help fund schools, ease financial burdens for educators who are increasingly paying for more and more school supplies for their students, and help our students’ families survive during this economic crisis. We owe it to our students to protect them as much as possible from this financial crisis.
Contact your Members of Congress Today! Urge your Members of Congress to support the tax extenders bill (H.R. 4213).
Filed under: Education News on May 25th, 2010