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Legislative update: Ways and Means to mark up eight bills

Ways and Means to mark up eight bills

On March 25 the Ways and Means Committee reported out the bills listed below, sending them to the full House.


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On March 24 the House Ways and Means Committee has scheduled a markup of eight bills:

  • Four bills relating to IRS procedures (H.R. 1058, 1152, 1026, and 709)
  • Two bills relating to tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(4) and certain other sections of the Code (H.R. 1314 and 1295)
  • Two bills relating to the federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes, including a bill to repeal the estate and GST taxes (H.R. 1104 and 1105)

The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) today provided a description of each bill as well as a description of the chairman’s amendment in the nature of a substitute for each bill.

The JCT descriptions are available for download on the JCT website (posted on March 24, 2015) and relate to the following bills:

  • H.R. 1058, the Taxpayer Bill of Rights of 2015
  • H.R. 1152, a bill to prohibit officers and employees of the IRS from using personal email accounts to conduct official business
  • H.R. 1026, the Taxpayer Knowledge of IRS Investigations Act
  • H.R. 1314, a bill to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations
  • H.R. 1295, a bill to improve the process for making determinations with respect to whether organizations are exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(4)
  • H.R. 709, the Prevent Targeting at the IRS Act
  • H.R. 1104, the Fair Treatment for all Donations Act
  • H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015

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