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The GOP Dropped Its Controversial Grad School Tax From The Final Bill

The tax would have counted tuition wavers as taxable income.

The GOP Dropped Its Controversial Grad School Tax From The Final Bill
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The GOP's highly controversial graduate student tax isn't included in their final bill.

The proposal, which would have counted tuition wavers as taxable income, threatened to force grad students to pay thousands more in taxes. It could have made grad school more difficult to pursue, and colleges and universities argued it would hurt U.S. research programs.

The House And The Senate Just Revealed Their Blended GOP Tax Bill

The House And The Senate Just Revealed Their Blended GOP Tax Bill

Both chambers are expected to vote on the bill Monday and Tuesday. Lawmakers hope to send it to President Donald Trump's desk by Christmas.

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In November, grad students from around the country protested the proposal by walking out of classes or work. Following the outcry, CNN reported 31 Republican House members asked party leaders to drop the provision from the final bill.