Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hearing Aid Tax Credit Legislation Reintroduced

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Reps Tom Latham (R-IA) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) along with 8 other co-sponsors reintroduced the Hearing Aid Tax Credit on March 21, and they plan to work to insure that the legislation is considered during this Congress when major federal tax reform is likely. The bi-partisan bill (HR 1317) is similar to legislation considered in the past, although it would provide a tax benefit to people of all ages, whereas earlier bills were restricted to children and people 55 and older. HIA and HLAA members formed teams to meet with over 80 Senators, Representatives and staffers during Hearing on the Hill on Feb. 28 to support the reintroduction effort. Teams from ADA, ASHA and IHS also supported the effort by meeting with Congressional staff both during Hearing on the Hill and in early March. 


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