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HB 969 - Establishes Tax Deductions for Donating to Scholarship Funds - Key Vote

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Legislation - Became Law Without Governor's Signature (Executive) -

Title: Establishes Tax Deductions for Donating to Scholarship Funds

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (65-36) -
Legislation - Nonconcurrence Vote Passed (House) (63-32) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (33-6) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (66-37) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Tax Deductions for Donating to Scholarship Programs

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a rebate for taxpayers who donate to certain school tuition organizations.

Highlights:
  • Establishes a rebate for donations a taxpayer makes during a taxable year to a school tuition organization which provides scholarships to qualified students to attend a qualified school. (Sec.1)
  • Requires the rebate to be made available only to taxpayers who file a Louisiana income tax return and must be equal to the actual amount of the taxpayer's donation used by a school tuition organization, not including “administrative costs”(Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that no more than five percent of a donation shall be used by the school tuition organization for administrative or promotional costs (Sec. 1).
  • Prohibits scholarships from being designated, referred to, or in any way named after a private entity nor shall any donation be earmarked by a donor to provide a scholarship for a particular qualified student or school (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that the act will become effective Jan. 1, 2013, for donations made to a school tuition organization which provides scholarships to qualified students to attend a qualified school for the 2013-2014 school year and thereafter (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes Tax Deductions for Donating to Scholarship Programs

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