ALIA joins other peak bodies to 'scrap the cap'

ALIA has joined 25 other professional peak bodies who are calling on the Federal Government to oppose the $2000 per year cap on tax deductions for self-education. The cap was proposed by the Treasury last month in order to help fund the Gonski education reforms.

Presently, there is no cap for deductible self-education expenses which include tuition fees, registration fees, textbooks, travel and accommodation expenses. Introducing a cap could discourage Australians from enrolling in educational programs and self-education activities.

ALIA has created a submission for the Government which opposes the proposed cap. To sign a petition to scrap the cap, please visit the #scrapthecap website. To find out the latest on the alliance of professional peak bodies, please visit the Universities Australia website.

Tuesday 09 July 2013 3:45pm