H.R. 6683 (112th): Hurricane Sandy Tax Relief Act of 2012

Dec 19, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Bill Pascrell Jr.
Representative for New Jersey's 8th congressional district
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Dec 19, 2012
50 pages
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H.R. 2137 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 23, 2013


This bill was introduced on December 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Dec 19, 2012
Referred to Committee Dec 19, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Tax Relief Act of 2012 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to provide tax benefits for individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy, including:
an exemption from the gross income limitation for deducting casualty losses attributable to Hurricane Sandy; expensing allowances for Hurricane Sandy disaster expenses, disaster assistance property, and environmental remediation expenses; treatment of losses attributable to Hurricane Sandy as net operating losses; suspension of mortgage revenue bond requirements for residences located in the Hurricane Sandy disaster area; an increased charitable tax deduction for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief contributions; a special allocation of the new markets tax credit for investments in community development entities serving the disaster area; special adjustments to the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit for individuals living in the disaster area; a work opportunity tax credit for hiring employees residing in the disaster area; authorization for issuance of Hurricane Sandy bonds to finance disaster relief projects; and an additional allocation of low-income housing credits in states affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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