Hearing Aid Tax Credit Act Introduced in the House of Representatives
Representatives Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), along with 34 original co-sponsors, reintroduced the bipartisan Hearing Aid Tax Credit Act (H.R. 1882), which would provide a $500 tax credit for the purchase of a hearing aid, or $1,000 if two are needed, once every five years. The tax credit would be available to all individuals with no restrictions based on age or income. This legislation would provide some measure of financial assistance to those who have the greatest need for these devices and are unable to afford them.
H.R. 1882 mirrors the Senate version of this legislation (S. 315), introduced by Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in late January. This same legislation was introduced in the 113th Congress, and received bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.
Academy leadership joined the Hearing Industries Association (HIA), as well as other hearing health-care organizations, for a Hearing on the Hill advocacy day in early March to garner support for this legislation. The Academy urges all of its members to keep up this momentum by contacting your members of Congress and asking them to become a cosponsor of H.R. 1882/S. 315.
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