H.R. 3231 (112th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the amount allowed as a deduction for start-up expenditures.


Oct 14, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Patrick Meehan

Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district



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Summary (CRS)

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to increase the tax deduction for the start-up expenditures of an active trade or business from $5,000 to $20,000 in taxable years beginning in 2011 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 14, 2011

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3231”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (3D, 2R) (show)
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H.R. 4032 (Related)
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S. 2088 (Related)
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Last Action: Feb 9, 2012

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