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1/24/2008 4:03:33 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Virginia--Calls Needed to Help Pass Tax Credit for Homeschoolers!

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Virginia--Calls Needed Now to Help Pass
$2,000 Tax Credit Savings for Homeschoolers!

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

How would you like to save up to $2,000 on your state income taxes
each year for your homeschool expenses? Or, how would you like to have
scholarships available to homeschoolers for their educational costs?

If either of these sounds like a good idea, take a moment to put a
call or email in January 24 or early January 25 to the members of
Virginia House Finance Subcommittee 3. The subcommittee will meet
tomorrow, January 25 at 7:30 a.m.

We urge you to call and email to support House Bill 1164 and House
Bill 420.

House Bill 1164 was introduced by Delegate Christopher B. Saxman to
provide a tax credit to homeschool, private school, and public school
students in the form of a scholarship for tuition, books, and
educational fees. The bill will allow nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations
to establish scholarships for any and all students. Anyone who gives
to the 501(c)3 organization for a scholarship for the homeschooler can
obtain a tax credit.

The scholarships are available for any homeschooler whose parents make
up to $90,000 per year.

House Bill 420 was introduced by Delegate Robert G. Marshall. This
bill would provide a tax credit for qualifying educational expenses
for homeschool families, as well as public and private elementary and
secondary school families. Homeschooling families would be able to
claim a credit amount of up to $2,000 for instructional fees, tutoring
fees, and money spent on textbooks, workbooks, and curricula.

It is important that you contact representatives of House Finance
Subcommittee 3 this evening and early tomorrow morning. It is our hope
that the House Finance Committee will pass these tax credit bills. You
may view the bills at:

H.B. 1164: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4676
H.B. 420: http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4677

ACTION

Please call and give the following message to members of House Finance
Subcommittee 3:

"We are parents of school-age children who need tax relief. Please
support House Bill1164, which will provide scholarships for tuition,
books and educational fees, and House Bill 420, which will provide tax
credits for educational expenses. We thank you for supporting this
measure."

Members of House Finance Subcommittee 3:

Delegate Benjamin L. Cline, Chairman
(804) 698-1024
email: DelBCline@house.state.va.us

Delegate Robert Orrock
(804) 698-1054
email: DelBOrrock@house.state.va.us

Delegate R. Lee Ware
(804) 698-1065
email: DelLWare@house.state.va.us

Delegate Joseph P. Johnson
(804) 698-1004
email: DelJJohnson@house.state.va.us

Delegate Harry R. Purkey
(804) 698-1082
email: DelBPurkey@house.state.va.us


Your action will determine the success of these tax credit measures
that will provide significant tax relief for homeschoolers.

Sincerely,

Scott A. Woodruff, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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