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Legislative update: House passes two health-related tax bills

House passes two health-related tax bills

The U.S. House of Representatives on June 21 passed, by voice vote, two health-related tax bills that were reported out by the Ways and Means Committee last week.


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The bills are:

  • H.R. 5447 Small Business Health Care Relief Act of 2016, that would modify the Code to allow employers with 50 or fewer employees additional pre-tax options to financially assist employees with healthcare-related costs
  • H.R. 5452 Native American Health Savings Improvement Act, to clarify that individuals receiving care from tribal organizations or the Indian Health Service would be eligible to participate in health savings accounts (HSAs)

Now that the House has passed the bills, the Senate would need to pass identical legislation and the president would need to sign (or not veto) the legislation. The Senate has not indicated whether it would act on these bills.

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