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H.R. 5105 (110th): Fair and Simple Tax Act of 2008

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce taxes by providing an alternative determination of income tax liability for individuals, repealing the estate and gift taxes, reducing corporate income tax rates, reducing the maximum tax for individuals on capital gains and dividends to 10 percent, indexing the basis of assets for purposes of determining capital gain or loss, creating tax-free accounts for retirement savings, lifetime savings, and life skills, repealing the adjusted gross income threshold in the medical care deduction for individuals under age 65 who have no employer health coverage, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

David Dreier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 26th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 23, 2008
Length: 49 pages

Jan 23, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 23, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jan 23, 2008

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H.R. 5105 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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