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Enhancing Educational Opportunities for Home School Students Act

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Representative Grant for himself and with thanks to Representative Jim Banks of Indiana introduces,

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow section 529 education accounts to be used for homeschooling expenses.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Enhancing Educational Opportunities for Home School Students Act”.

SECTION 2. TREATMENT OF DISTRIBUTIONS FROM SECTION 529 EDUCATION ACCOUNTS FOR HOME­SCHOOL­ING EXPENSES.

(a) In General.—Section 529(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking “include a reference to” and all that follows and inserting“include a reference to—

“(A) expenses for tuition in connection with enrollment or attendance at an elementary or secondary public, private, or religious school, and

“(B) expenses for—

“(i) curriculum and curricular materials,

“(ii) books or other instructional materials,

“(iii) online educational materials,

“(iv) tuition for tutoring or educational classes outside of the home (but only if the tutor or instructor is not related (within the meaning of section 152(d)(2)) to the student),

“(v) dual enrollment in an institution of higher education, and

“(vi) educational therapies for students with disabilities,

in connection with a homeschool (whether treated as a homeschool or a private school for purposes of applicable State law).”.

(b) Effective Date.—The amendment made by this section shall apply to distributions made after the date of the enactment of this Act.

PES: Allows for funds from section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 dealing with education payments to include payment for homeschool related expenses 

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