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Text of To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a 100 percent tax on bonuses paid by businesses that ...

...by businesses that receive TARP assistance and are majority owned by the Federal Government.

This bill was introduced on March 17, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 17, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1542

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 17, 2009

(for herself, Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. Engel, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Higgins, and Mr. Space) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a 100 percent tax on bonuses paid by businesses that receive TARP assistance and are majority owned by the Federal Government.

1.

100 percent tax on bonuses paid by businesses that receive TARP assistance and are majority owned by the Federal Government

(a)

In general

Section 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to tax imposed on individuals) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(j)

100 percent tax on bonuses paid by businesses that receive TARP assistance and are majority owned by the Federal Government

(1)

In general

In the case of any individual who receives a bonus during the taxable year from a covered TARP person, the tax imposed by this section shall be equal to—

(A)

the tax which would be imposed by this section if the taxable income of such individual for the taxable year were reduced by such bonus, plus

(B)

the amount equal to such bonus.

(2)

Bonus

For purposes of this subsection—

(A)

In general

The term bonus means any payment in the nature of a bonus which is paid by a person if—

(i)

such person (or any predecessor of such person) received assistance under title I of division A of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 during the taxable year or any prior taxable year, and

(ii)

at the time such bonus is paid the ownership interest of the Federal Government in such person is—

(I)

in the case of a corporation, greater than 50 percent of the stock of such person (by vote or value),

(II)

in the case of a partnership, greater than 50 percent or more of the profits interests or capital interests in such person, and

(III)

in any other case, greater than 50 percent or more of the beneficial interests in such person.

(B)

Exception

The term bonus does not include compensation in the nature of a commission or salary.

(C)

Controlled groups

(i)

In general

For purposes of subparagraph (A), all persons treated as a single employer under subsection (a) or (b) of section 52 or under subsection (m) or (o) of section 414 shall be treated as one person.

(ii)

Inclusion of foreign corporations

For purposes of clause (i), in applying subsections (a) and (b) of section 52 to this section, section 1563 shall be applied without regard to subsection (b)(2)(C) thereof.

(3)

Regulations

The Secretary shall issue such regulations or other guidance as may be necessary to carry out this subsection.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2008.