Federal Legislation
June 27, 2002

H.R. 368-Family Education Freedom Act of 2001

Action Requested:
None.

Background:
Official purpose: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals a credit against income tax for tuition and related expenses for public and nonpublic elementary and secondary education.

Introduced January 31, 2001 by Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX 14th)
Cosponsors

Status:
1/31/2001: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Bill Summary and Status

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA supports H.R. 368. H.R. 368 will allow individuals a credit up to $3,000 per student against income tax for the tuition and other related school expenses. More directly relating to home education, section 25B(2) defines a qualified education institution as, "Any educational institution (including any private, parochial, religious, or home school) organized for the purpose of providing elementary or secondary education, or both." HSLDA believes that 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 legislation like H.R. 368.

 Other Resources

H.R. 368 (pdf)