Tax Policy Insights from an Informational Intervention
This project will study how tax-code complexity and information frictions impact college enrollment. The project will be based on a randomized control trial (RCT) conducted in collaboration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Information on federal tax credits for college costs will be mailed to households with student children who are considering college attendance. The analysis will measure the impact of this tax-benefit information on college enrollment outcomes. The RCT will be implemented in the fall of 2013.