H.R. 4050 (104th): Revenue Restructuring Act of 1996

Sep 11, 1996 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sam Gibbons
Representative for Florida's 11th congressional district
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Sep 11, 1996
53 pages

This bill was introduced on September 11, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 11, 1996
Referred to Committee Sep 11, 1996
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to replace the current individual and corporate income taxes, and the Social Security and Medicare taxes, with a value added tax.


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Title I - Repeal of Individual and Corporate Income Taxes and Social Security and Medicare Taxes Title II: Value Added Tax Title III: Burden Adjustments Revenue Restructuring Act of 1996
Title I - Repeal of Individual and Corporate Income Taxes and Social Security and Medicare Taxes
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the individual, corporate, social security and tier I railroad retirement, and Medicare taxes.
Title II - Value Added Tax
Amends the Code to establish a 20 percent value added tax on business activity. Sets forth provisions regarding: (1) tax computation; (2) administration and operating rules; (3) small business tax exemption; and (4) definitions.
Title III - Burden Adjustments
Amends the Code to provide for value added tax burden adjustments consisting of specified rebates for low-income individuals and tax increases for high-income individuals.

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