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Tax Reform

NACUBO will continue to update this page as Congress moves forward with comprehensive tax reform efforts. 


Tax Reform: A Call to Action for Colleges and Universities

Updated: November 21, 2017

Colleges and universities are broadly impacted by proposed tax reform legislation.
This guide includes background information and talking points on issues of NACUBO’s top concern.
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NACUBO Summary of Key Provisions:

  • Summary of key provisions of Senate and House bills (November 17, 2017) PDF version
  • Summary of key provisions of Senate and House bills (November 17, 2017) website version

NACUBO Resources:

NACUBO Articles:

Senate Legislation:

  • UPDATED: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Chairman's mark section-by-section summary (as modified, amended, & ordered to be favorably reported, November 16, 2017)
  • Modified Chairman's mark of the Senate bill (November 14, 2017)
  • Joint Committee on Taxation's description of Senate bill (November 9, 2017)
  • Estimated revenue effects of Senate bill (November 9, 2017)
  • Senate Finance Committee section-by-section summary of the bill

House Legislation:

Other Resources:

NACUBO-Endorsed Letters and Statements:

  • Community letter to Senate Finance Committee Chair and Raking Member on Senate proposal (November 14, 2017)
  • Municipal Bonds for America Coalition letter opposing elimination of advanced refunding (November 13, 2017)
  • Public Finance Network letter opposing H.R. 1 (November 6, 2017)
  • Community letter to Ways and Means Chair and Ranking Member on H.R. 1 (November 6, 2017)
  • Section 127 Coalition letter on House tax reform bill (November 3, 2017)

Weigh-in On the Issues:

NACUBO encourages institutions to use the "Contact Congress" resources made available by the American Council on Education and developed in coordination with NACUBO and a number of other national higher education associations.

Charitable Giving


Students and Families

Campus Employees

Higher Education Finance

Social media hashtags

  • #donttaxeducation
  • #builtbybonds
  • #protectgiving
  • #PreservePABS
  • #SaveSection127
  • #Preserve127
  • #Section127

Stories from our Members:

Furman University Video
Impact of Section 117 at Furman University 

Randolph Macon Ashland
Section 117 benefits at Randolph-Macon College

Media Coverage:


Liz Clark
Director, Federal Affairs

Mary Bachinger
Director, Tax Policy

Megan Schneider
Assistant Director, Federal Affairs