A CALL TO ACTION!
There is a strong effort to increase the tax deduction in California for hosting a high school exchange student from $50 to $500. California State Assembly Bill [AB] 153 would increase this deduction for hosting J-1 students and extend that deduction to F-1 students. Existing law does not allow this deduction where the taxpayer receives compensation or reimbursement for hosting a student.
CHI is a proponent of this proposed legislation and encourages ALL CALIFORNIANS to write their Assembly Representative by using The Alliance for International Exchange’s portal to access the sign-on letter here.