Alabama’s new tax credits limited to transfers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) —
Alabama's Department of Revenue says the state's new private school tax
credits don't apply to students who are already in private schools, even
though they are zoned for a failing public school.

The department
has been developing regulations to implement the Alabama Accountability
Act, which the governor signed into law in March. State Revenue
Commissioner Julie Magee said Tuesday the law is clear that the tax
credits are to offset the cost of transferring students out of failing
public schools, and it starts with the semester beginning in August.

She
said tax credits for parents will depend on their child transferring to
a private school that is accredited by an agency recognized by the
state and that accepts scholarships provided under the new law.

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