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2/4/2011 2:14:04 PM
Home School Legal Defense Association
Montana -- Bad Tax Bill Stalls

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Montana -- Bad Tax Bill Stalls

Dear HSLDA Members and Friends:

Good news! Montana House Bill 247, the bill requiring that a child
attend school in order to be claimed as a dependent on a state income
tax return, was tabled by the House Taxation Committee on February 2,
2011. While this bill is not dead, it is unlikely that it will receive
further attention during this legislative session. We will continue to
track its status.

House Bill 247 would provide that a child who is over the age of 12
and under the age of 19 may not be claimed as a dependent on a state
income tax return unless the child was enrolled in school or had
received a high school diploma or GED.

The current compulsory attendance age in Montana is from 7 to 16 or
completion of the eighth grade, whichever is later. House Bill 247 is
an income tax bill which attempts to meddle with the education law of
the state. It is nothing more than a back-door effort to increase the
compulsory school attendance age and penalize families whose children
don't meet the new educational definition of "dependent."

Many thanks to all of you who contacted members of the House Taxation
Committee and expressed your opposition to this bill. There is no
doubt that homeschoolers made the difference in the committee's
action.

To view the text of this bill, please go to
http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=10072 .


Very truly yours,

Dewitt T. Black, III
HSLDA Senior Counsel

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