H.R.5129 - Student Loan Employment Benefits Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
Summary: H.R.5129 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Introduced in House (04/27/2012)
Student Loan Employment Benefits Act of 2012 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from the gross income of an employee amounts paid by an employer under a student loan payment assistance program. Limits the amount of such exclusion to $5,000 in a taxable year.
Requires an employer student loan payment assistance program to be a separate written plan of an employer to provide employees with student loan payment assistance. Defines "student loan payment assistance" as the payment of principal or interest on any indebtedness incurred by an employee solely to pay qualified higher education expenses which are paid or incurred within a reasonable time before or after such indebtedness was incurred and are attributable to education furnished during a period in which such employee was a student eligible for federal financial assistance.