H.R. 1292: New IDEA Act

Mar 20, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Steve King
Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district
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Mar 20, 2013
9 pages
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H.R. 3720 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 16, 2011


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 20, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Mar 20, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 20, 2013
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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify that wages paid to unauthorized aliens may not be deducted from gross income, and for other purposes.


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12 cosponsors (12R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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New IDEA Act or the New Illegal Deduction Elimination Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to deny a tax deduction for wages and benefits paid to or on behalf of an unauthorized alien. Extends to six years the period for assessing and collecting underpayments of tax due to deductions claimed for wages paid to unauthorized aliens.
Directs the Commissioner of Social Security and the Secretaries of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Treasury to jointly establish a program to share information that may lead to the identification of unauthorized aliens. Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to provide taxpayer identity information to the Commissioner of Social Security and the DHS Secretary on employers who paid nondeductible wages to unauthorized aliens and on the aliens to whom such wages were paid.
Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to:
(1) make permanent the E-Verify Program for verifying the employment eligibility of alien workers,
(2) apply such program to current employees in addition to new hires,
(3) establish a rebuttable presumption that employers who participate in the E-Verify Program and obtain confirmation of identity and employment eligibility have not violated hiring requirements under such Act, and
(4) allow employers participating in the E-Verify Program to make a conditional offer of employment pending final verification of the identity and employment eligibility of the job applicant.

House Republican Conference Summary

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