Grayson Introduces Bills to Extend Tax Deductions for Mortgages, Tuition, Business Research, and More

Twelve Bills Would Continue Tax Relief for Middle Class Families, Students, Business Owners
Grayson Introduces Bills to Extend Tax Deductions for Mortgages, Tuition, Business Research, and More
Twelve Bills Would Continue Tax Relief for Middle Class Families, Students, Business Owners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 29, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Alan Grayson (FL-09) has introduced twelve bills aimed at continuing certain tax deductions and credits for one year. These provisions, which save Americans money and boost the economy, have already expired or will expire this year.

The Grayson bills introduced today would amend the Internal Revenue Code to extend for one year the:

Mortgage insurance premium deduction
State and local general sales tax deduction
Tuition and related expenses deduction
Tax-free distributions from individual retirement plans for charitable purposes
Business research credit
Employer wage credits for employees who are active duty members of the uniformed services
Work opportunity tax credit
15-year straight-line cost recovery for qualified leasehold improvements, qualified restaurant buildings and improvements, and qualified retail improvements
Enhanced charitable deduction for contributions of food inventory
Energy-efficient existing homes credit
Energy-efficient new homes credit
Energy-efficient appliances credit

“Our nation’s economy is still struggling to recover from the Great Recession,” Grayson said. “Students, business owners, young families, veterans, and charities are all counting on this assistance when they file their taxes and make economic decisions. We cannot afford to let these tax relief provisions lapse right now. We want businesses to continue to hire veterans. We want students to be able to deduct their tuition payments. We want to encourage food donations to charities who feed our communities. We should be doing everything in our power to extend these credits and deductions. That’s why I’ve introduced this package of legislation. Each bill will simply maintain these provisions for another year. If we pass this legislation immediately, Americans will benefit not only from the tax relief provisions, but also from greater economic certainty.”

Congressman Alan Grayson represents Florida’s 9th Congressional District, which includes Osceola County, as well as parts of Orange and Polk counties. He previously served as the U.S. Representative for Florida’s 8th Congressional District in the 111th Congress.

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