November 29, 2017

ABA petitions Congress to support student loan interest tax deduction

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2017 — On Nov. 28, American Bar Association sent a letter to the chairs and ranking members of the U.S. House and Senate tax committees asking them to retain the student loan interest tax deduction in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act being debated on the Senate floor. 

This deduction is important to the more than 122,000 law students and recent graduates who are members of the ABA.

A copy of the letter can be found here.

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