Tax Reform Legislation – 2017

Please see information below regarding the potential impact of Tax Reform Legislation on Auburn University Graduate Students.

On November 16, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a tax bill that includes proposed changes to the U.S. Tax Code that are of great concern to our graduate students, faculty and administration.

As currently written, the tax reform legislation being considered in the U.S Senate  makes no changes to the status of tuition assistance and waivers, maintains the Lifetime Learning credit, and retains the tax credit for interest on student loans.  The Senate voted on Wednesday, November 29, to begin debate on its tax reform bill.  The Senate will convene at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, to continue its discussion of the bill.  News organizations report that a vote by the Senate is expected before the weekend.

Auburn University’s leadership has contacted Alabama’s U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senators to express the university’s concerns regarding the tax bills.

Additionally, links to information and analysis by the Council of Graduate Schools are shared below. Please note that the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the American Council of Education have also analyzed these bills.

Specific links to the Council of Graduate Schools’ information are shown below.  Links to information from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the American Council of Education are provided in the Resources tab.

http://cgsnet.org/sites/default/files/Tax_reform_ISSUE_BRIEF_May_2017.pdf

http://cgsnet.org/issue-brief-tax-policy-education-related-provisions

http://cgsnet.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/CGS_Tax_Reform_Scenarios(1).pdf

For questions, queries and concerns please contact us at gradadm@auburn.edu

Silhouette of Samford, Hargis, oaks, with tiger, eagle