|SAME AS||No Same As|
|COSPNSR||Bichotte, Brennan, Hooper|
|Amd S612, Tax L|
|Creates the primary and secondary education expense deduction.|
|06/12/2015||referred to ways and means|
|01/06/2016||referred to ways and means|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A8233 SPONSOR: Nolan (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the tax law, in relation to creating the primary or secondary education expense deduction   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide for a primary or secondary education expense deduction of up to $3,000 per eligible student, not to exceed $12,000 per taxpayer. To provide fora primary or secondary school teacher expense deduction of up to $250 for books and supplies used in classroom.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill adds subdivision (w) to Section 612 of the tax law to allow for a primary or secondary education expense deduction to taxpayers with adjusted gross income less than $120,000. The deduction will be up to $3,000 per eligible student and will be limited to $12,000 per taxpayer. The section further clarifies the terms "allowable primary or secondary education expenses", "eligible student", "qualified expenses", as well as defines the eligible institutions of primary or secondary education. Section 2 of this bill adds paragraph 42 to Subsection (c) of Section 612 of the tax law specifying the limit per taxpayer of the allowable education expenses. Adds paragraph 43 to subsection (c) of Section 612 of the tax law allowing a deduction related to in-classroom related expenses for school teachers. Section 3 provides that this act shall take effect immediately.   JUSTIFICATION: The proposed deductions will provide meaningful relief to parents of primary and secondary schools pupils. Middle-income class parents with income less than $120,000 per year will be able to deduct up to $3,000 per eligible student for a comprehensive list of education expenses. The teacher expense deduction will provide relief to teachers of primary and secondary schools. Eligible teacher expenses include books, supplies, computer equipment and other supplementary material used in a classroom.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Approximately $93 million reduction in state tax revenues per year.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8233 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY June 12, 2015 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. NOLAN, BICHOTTE, BRENNAN, SILVER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means AN ACT to amend the tax law, in relation to creating the primary or secondary education expense deduction The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Section 612 of the tax law is amended by adding a new 2 subdivision (w) to read as follows: 3 (w) Primary or secondary education expense deduction. (1) General. A 4 resident taxpayer whose New York adjusted gross income is less than one 5 hundred twenty thousand dollars shall be allowed a deduction, to be 6 computed as provided in paragraph five of this subsection, against the 7 tax imposed by article twenty-two of this chapter, for allowable primary 8 or secondary education expenses. 9 (2) Allowable primary or secondary education expenses. For the 10 purposes of this deduction: 11 (A) The term "allowable primary or secondary education expenses" shall 12 mean the amount of qualified primary or secondary education expenses of 13 eligible students paid by the taxpayer during the taxable year, but no 14 more than three thousand dollars per eligible student, not to exceed 15 twelve thousand dollars per taxpayer; 16 (B) The term "eligible student" shall mean any dependent of the 17 taxpayer with respect to whom the taxpayer is allowed an exemption under 18 section six hundred sixteen of this part for the taxable year; 19 (C) The term "qualified primary or secondary education expenses" shall 20 include costs for the enrollment or attendance of an eligible student at 21 an institution of primary or secondary education and expenses incurred 22 and paid by the taxpayer, including but not limited to, books, supplies, 23 supplementary tutoring, computer equipment (including related software 24 and services), and other equipment, or supplementary material, that are 25 used in elementary and secondary schools in teaching, supplementing or EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11660-02-5A. 8233 2 1 enriching those subjects and curricula legally and commonly taught in 2 public elementary and secondary schools in this state and for related 3 activities, but shall not include costs related to instruction or 4 instructional books and materials used in the teaching of religious 5 tenets, doctrines, or worship or the purpose of which is to inculcate 6 such doctrines, worship or tenets. Provided, however, payments made 7 pursuant to the receipt of any scholarships or financial aid shall be 8 excluded from the definition of "qualified primary or secondary educa- 9 tion expenses". 10 (3) Expenses paid by another taxpayer. If an exemption under section 11 six hundred sixteen of this part with respect to an individual is 12 allowed to another taxpayer for a taxable year beginning in the calendar 13 year in which such individual's taxable year begins, such qualified 14 primary or secondary education expenses paid by such individual during 15 such individual's taxable year shall be treated as paid by such other 16 taxpayer. 17 (4) Institution of primary or secondary education. For the purposes of 18 this deduction, the term "institution of primary or secondary education" 19 shall mean any not-for-profit elementary or secondary sectarian or 20 nonsectarian school located in this state, including any free elementary 21 or secondary school in this state pursuant to article eleven of the 22 constitution. 23 (5) Amount of deduction. The amount of the deduction shall be up to 24 three thousand dollars of allowable primary or secondary education 25 expenses per eligible student, not to exceed twelve thousand dollars per 26 taxpayer. 27 (6) The amount of any deduction allowed under this subdivision shall 28 not be used as the basis of the calculation of any other deductions or 29 credits under this chapter. 30 § 2. Subsection (c) of section 612 of the tax law is amended by adding 31 two new paragraphs 42 and 43 to read as follows: 32 (42) The amount of allowable education expenses, as defined in para- 33 graph two of subsection (w) of this section, per eligible student, not 34 to exceed twelve thousand dollars. 35 (43) Expenses, not in excess of two hundred fifty dollars, paid or 36 incurred by an eligible educator in connection with books, supplies 37 (other than nonathletic supplies for courses of instruction in health or 38 physical education), computer equipment (including related software and 39 services) and other equipment, and supplementary materials used by the 40 eligible educator in the classroom. For purposes of this paragraph, the 41 term "eligible educator" means, with respect to any taxable year, an 42 individual who is a primary or secondary school teacher, instructor, 43 counselor, principal or aide in an "institution of primary or secondary 44 education" which shall mean any not-for-profit elementary or secondary 45 sectarian or nonsectarian school located in this state, including any 46 free elementary or secondary school in this state pursuant to article 47 eleven of the constitution for at least nine hundred hours during a 48 school year. 49 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to taxable 50 years beginning on or after January 1, 2016.