AAU joined the American Council on Education (ACE) and 18 other higher education organizations in endorsing the Tax-Free Pell Grant Act (H.R. 3000), which “would repeal the taxability of Pell Grants and help hundreds of thousands of low-income Pell Grant recipients access the American Opportunity…
Employer-provided educational assistance benefits (Section 127) allows employers to offer their employees up to $5,250 annually in tax-free educational assistance for undergraduate or graduate-level courses.
The Qualified Tuition Reduction, section 117 (d) of the Internal Revenue Code, allows nonprofit universities to give their employees, spouses, or dependents tuition reductions that are excluded from taxable income.
The R&D tax credit encourages companies to make new discoveries and advancements and to partner with entities, such as universities, to conduct research and development activities. The credit allows certain research expenses to be deducted from overall corporate income taxes.
Endowments are composed of charitable donations to support students and science -- but an unprecedented tax on these endowments, passed in 2017, is reducing these funds' ability to continue supporting student financial aid and scientific breakthroughs that benefit everyday American families.
AAU joined ACE and 7 other associations in submitting comments to the Internal Revenue Service on a possible error in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 that could prevent some public universities from benefiting from green energy tax credits included in the law.