Religious Liberty

Illinois Tuition Tax Credit Law Delivers Windfall for Affluent Families

Nearly Half of All Tax-Credit Dollars Go to Those Earning $80,000 or More; Law’s Impact Reflects Illinois’ Poor Ranking in Funding Equity

Misplaying the Angles: A Closer Look at the Illinois Tuition Tax Credit Law

Data released from the Illinois Department of Revenue for the first year that the tuition tax credit was available (2000) reveals that the state’s education tax credit is regressive, benefiting many more middle- and upper-income families than those with incomes less than $20,000. (This figure is used as a benchmark since it is only slightly higher than the federal poverty line for a family of four: $18,100.)16 For example, taxpayers earning more than $80,000 annually claimed 46 percent of the entire $61 million credit amount in 2000, or $28.2 million.

Florida Supreme Court Rebukes Price-Tag Law

Law Requiring Cost Estimates of Citizen Initiatives Deemed Unconstitutional

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