U.S. House Tax “Reform” Bill Would Kill Educator Supply Deduction

Add one more item to the list of things to dislike about the so-called tax “reform” bill now being debated in the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. Not only does the bill propose to cap or get rid of deductions for state and local tax payments and for retirement-account contributions. It would also put an end to the educator tax deduction for school supplies.
As AFT President Randi Weingarten put it:

This is why the federal tax code has allowed educators to deduct unreimbursed classroom spending up to $250. But the House of Representatives tax plan would eliminate this deduction and use those savings to help reduce corporate taxes by 15 percent.

Sign this petition and urge Congress to reject any plan that eliminates the teacher tax deduction.