Employer Tuition Assistance Exemption on GOP Tax-Reform Chopping Block

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More than 400 members of the Society for Human Resource Management went to Capitol Hill on Nov. 16 to push changes in the employer-sponsored benefits portion of the Republican tax-reform plan. Currently, employers can provide up to $5,250 of tax-free tuition assistance to employees every year. That tax exclusion could be cut if the plan passes.

The Republican tax overhaul bill in Congress would eliminate tax-free tuition assistance to employees.

The skills gap is affecting businesses across the country, and many turn to community colleges and universities to help train talent. According to one estimate, 65 percent of all jobs

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