Northeastern joins education tax break campaign

Monday, March 2, 2015

Northeastern Illinois University has joined Congressman Danny K. Davis’ publicity campaign to encourage eligible students and families to take the education tax breaks for which they qualify.

The #TaxBreaks4Students campaign during the week of March 2 will increase awareness about education tax breaks and encourage students to check out IRS resources to determine whether they qualify. It also engages education stakeholders, including colleges, universities, education associations and student advocacy groups, to help increase understanding of these benefits.

“We were honored to be invited to join Congressman Davis on this effort,” Northeastern Executive Director of Government Relations Suleyma Perez said. “He has always being a strong advocate for our students and their families.”

Northeastern will lend its support by using its social media channels to raise awareness of tax breaks.

“I’m proud to join together with critical education stakeholders on this campaign to educate today’s students and families about the two education credits likely to help them the most—the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit,” Davis said in a statement announcing the campaign.