H.R. 2085 (111th): Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act of 2009

Introduced:
Apr 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Lewis
Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 23, 2009
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1191 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 17, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 23, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 23, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 23, 2009
 
Full Title

To affirm the religious freedom of taxpayers who are conscientiously opposed to participation in war, to provide that the income, estate, or gift tax payments of such taxpayers be used for nonmilitary purposes, to create the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund to receive such tax payments, to improve revenue collection, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
21 cosponsors (20D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

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4/23/2009--Introduced.
Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish in the Treasury the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund for the deposit of income, gift, and estate taxes paid by or on behalf of taxpayers:
(1) who are designated conscientious objectors opposed to participation in war in any form based upon their deeply held moral, ethical, or religious beliefs or training (within the meaning of the Military Selective Service Act); and
(2) who have certified their beliefs in writing to the Secretary.
Requires that:
(1) amounts deposited in the Fund be allocated annually to any appropriation not for a military purpose;
(2) the Secretary report to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on the total amount transferred into the Fund during the preceding fiscal year and the purposes for which such amount was allocated; and
(3) the privacy of individuals using the Fund be protected.
Expresses the sense of Congress that any revenue increase resulting from the creation of the Fund be allocated in a manner consistent with its purposes.

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