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|Subject: Re: Company Reimbursed Grad Education||Date: 2/1/1998 9:56 AM|
|Author: TMFTaxes||Number: 1653 of 121095|
[[Has anybody out there heard something about a change in tax law retroactive to 1995 regarding
company reimbursed graduate education? I paid thousands and thousands of dollars in taxes, and I
recently caught wind of a rumor that I may be able to get this refunded. Unfortunately, I can't put
my finger on any more information. I'm hoping that somebody else knows something about this!]]
The recent passage of TRA 97 extended the exclusion for education assistance to amounts paid for UNDERGRADUATE courses beginning before June 1, 2000.
The employer provided educational assistance program is discussed in greater detail in Code Section 127(d). Check with your employer, but I'm afraid that since your courses were graduate work, you will not qualify.
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