Support the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow's Workforce Act

Please consider sending your US House representative a message supporting H.R. 5339, the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow's Workforce Act.

This bipartisan bill, introduced by Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Rob Wittman (R-VA), would amend the tax code to permit beneficiaries to use funds in 529 savings plans for expenses associated with obtaining or maintaining post-secondary credentials, which include professional certificates or certifications.

Each state has a 529 savings program, created to encourage savings for higher education. The program authorizes tax-free savings accounts for specific educational expenses. Currently, these tax-free earning accounts do not include professional certification.

If passed, the Freedom to Invest in Tomorrow's Workforce Act will open 529 savings plans to include:

  • Tuition for certification programs
  • Examination and testing fees
  • Books, study sources, practice exams, and associated costs of certifications
  • Tuition for continuing education and/or re-certification expenditures
  • Credential renewal fees
  • Other fees associated with maintaining certifications

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