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2/11/2009 9:52:27 AM
Home School Legal Defense Association
North Dakota--Support $2,000 Tax Deduction for Homeschooling Families!

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February 11, 2009

North Dakota--Support $2,000 Tax Deduction for Homeschooling Families!


Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Take advantage of a great opportunity to get some tax relief for your
family! Express your support for House Bill 1335, which would create
an income tax deduction of up to $2,000 for each child being
homeschooled. The deduction would include the cost of curriculum
materials such as textbooks, supplies, and equipment necessary for
courses of study in a home education program.

Contact your senators and representatives today and urge them to
support this family-friendly legislation.

ACTION REQUESTED:
(1) Please call and/or e-mail your state representative and state
senator and urge them to vote in favor of House Bill 1335 with this
message:

"Please vote for House Bill 1335 which would provide a tax deduction
for parents teaching their children at home. Homeschooling families
now have the double expense of paying taxes to support public schools
as well as providing curriculum materials and equipment for their home
education program."

(2) Please forward this email to every family you know who is not a
member of HSLDA and urge them to contact their state representatives
and state senators with this same message.

You can find the name and telephone number of your state
representative and state senator by going to the North Dakota
legislature's website at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6107

To view the text of House Bill 1335, please visit
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6110

BACKGROUND:
Homeschoolers currently pay for the public education system while they
privately educate their own children. This "double taxation" is
unfair. While almost all homeschoolers would like to be free of the
tax burden of public schools they do not use themselves, a significant
number of homeschool leaders are concerned about any effort to get
benefits from the government. Most homeschool leaders agree that
vouchers (direct payments from the government to private or
homeschools) are unacceptable because of the controls and loss of
freedom that comes with the money.

As an alternative, HSLDA recommends other vehicles: educational tax
credits or income tax deductions. Parents and individuals who provide
for a child's education should be allowed to keep some of their tax
money that would otherwise have been used to fund public education.
This goal could be accomplished through a tax credit or a deduction.

For more information on educational tax credits, see our memorandum at
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=6111


Sincerely,

Dewitt T. Black, III
Senior Counsel
HSLDA

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