S. 164 (112th): Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2011

Jan 25, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 1762 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Oct 31, 2011

S. 1726 (same title)
Failed Cloture — Oct 20, 2011

Scott Brown
Senator from Massachusetts
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Related Bills
S. 1762 (Related)
Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 31, 2011

S. 1726 (Related)
Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2011

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Oct 20, 2011


This bill was introduced on January 25, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 25, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 25, 2011
Full Title

A bill to repeal the imposition of withholding on certain payments made to vendors by government entities.


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30 cosponsors (24R, 6D) (show)

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Withholding Tax Relief Act of 2011- Repeals the provision of the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 requiring federal, state, and local governmental entities to withhold 3% of payments due to vendors providing goods and services to such entities.
Rescinds permanently $39 billion of appropriated but unobligated discretionary funds. Exempts unobligated funds of the Department of Defense (DOD) or the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to determine and identify from which appropriation accounts such rescissions shall apply and report to the Secretary of the Treasury and Congress on such rescissions.

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