Intern Tax Credit Proposed in Council

Looking to boost job opportunities for young people, Councilman Curtis Jones Jr. today introduced legislation that would provide employers with tax credits for paid interns.

Under the bill, an employer could claim a credit of up to $750 for an intern enrolled in high school or college. A high school student would have to be employed at least 8 hours a week for ten weeks, with compensation of at least $640 and a college student would have to be employed at least 12 hours a week for ten weeks, who would have to be paid at least $1,200.

The New York Times recently published a good story about state and federal labor regulators examining unpaid internships and whether they violate labor laws.

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