Posted on: February 11, 2016




[Reston, Virginia] The STAPLER Act is legislation supported by IACET and sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia. The proposed act would allow qualifying individuals providing adult education the same above-the-line deduction as is allowed for expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers. "Current law disallows continuing and adult education teachers from claiming tax deductions for classroom supplies, even though such deductions are allowed for K-12 teachers," Representative Beyer said. If passed, this law would provide some relief for some instructors' expenses currently paid out-of-pocket.

"IACET has been in support of the bill from its early stages of development and is pleased with the effort Representative Beyer has made on the issue," said IACET CEO, Joe McClary. IACET research shows its members are in strong support of the act and look forward to the support it would lend to adult educators. IACET was also successful in garnering support from American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE).

Read Rep. Beyer's press release here.

Explore the bill H.R. 4541 here.


Rep. Beyer, Lori Schnaider and Joe McClary Meeting on Feb. 25, 2016

L-R: Rep. Beyer, IACET Board President Lori Schnaider and IACET CEO Joe McClary

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET accredits education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines originally created in 1968 and recently updated by the IACET Council for Standards Development (ICSD). IACET accreditation is the standard learners seek for quality when they choose a provider. IACET's Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. Find out what accreditation can do for your organization:

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