Education Has Been 'Dumbed-Down' in Tax Reform
Florida Tax Review, Vol. 22, Issue 3, 2019
26 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2019 Last revised: 15 Nov 2019
Date Written: November 13, 2019
With promises of “Make America Great Again” and tax reform for “middle-class” Americans, the current federal government administration has implied that the average American would become more prosperous under this tax system. It is no surprise that most middle-class Americans view a college education as a requirement for achieving a better life. However, under the TCJA, education has not fared well, and in reality, students from many low- and moderate-income families will face reduced scholarships from elite schools, thereby reducing diversity on these campuses. Other proposed changes to education in the original tax bill, which were later removed, are also addressed as they may hint to which direction this may go and face legislative changes in the future.
Keywords: Tax Reform, TCJA, Tax Policy, Excise Tax, Tax Exempt Organizations, Endowments
JEL Classification: K34, I22, I23, I24, I28
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