H. R. 6165
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 23, 2012
Mr. Gosar (for himself, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. Flake, Mr. Quayle, and Mr. Franks of Arizona) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require certain nonresident aliens to provide valid immigration documents to claim the refundable portion of the child tax credit.
This Act may be cited as the
Responsible Child Tax Credit
Eligibility Verification Act of 2012.
Valid immigration documents required to claim the refundable portion of the child tax credit
Subsection (d) of section 24 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
Valid immigration document requirements
If a taxpayer is an alien, paragraph (1) shall not apply to such taxpayer for any taxable year unless the taxpayer attaches to the return of tax for such taxable year a photocopy of—
each page of the taxpayer’s passport,
the taxpayer’s nonimmigrant visa or permanent resident card (Form I–551),
evidence of valid employment authorization in the United States (Form I–766 or Form I–9) under a category that is specified in Federal statute,
the taxpayer’s arrival-departure documentation (Form I–94), and
with respect to each qualifying alien child of the taxpayer—
each page of such child’s passport,
such child’s nonimmigrant visa or permanent resident card (Form I–551), and
the arrival-departure documentation (Form I–94) of such child.
The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.