California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 755


Introduced by Assembly Member Ridley-Thomas

February 25, 2015


An act to add Section 17204.6 to the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to taxation, to take effect immediately, tax levy.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 755, as introduced, Ridley-Thomas. Personal income taxes: deduction: student loan interest.

The Personal Income Tax Law, in conformity with federal income tax laws, allows a deduction from gross income for the taxable year in an amount equal to the interest paid by the taxpayer, not to exceed $2,500, during the taxable year on a qualified education loan. That law provides for a phase out at certain modified adjusted gross income levels.

This bill, for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2016, would increase the dollar amount limit to $4,000, thereby no longer conforming to that limitation of the federal income tax law.

This bill would take effect immediately as a tax levy.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 17204.6 is added to the Revenue and
2Taxation Code
, to read:

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17204.6.  

For taxable years beginning on or after January 1,
42016, Section 221(b)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code is modified
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2therein.

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SEC. 2.  

This act provides for a tax levy within the meaning of
4Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect.



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