H.R. 341: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Act

Introduced:
Jan 22, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 1368 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jul 25, 2013

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Sponsor
Michael “Mike” Honda
Representative for California's 17th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 22, 2013
Length
18 pages
Related Bills
S. 1368 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 25, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 22, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 22, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 22, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To facilitate nationwide availability of volunteer income tax assistance for low-income and underserved populations, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
17 cosponsors (17D) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/22/2013--Introduced.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury, through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to establish a Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Matching Grant Program (VITA grant program) for the development, expansion, or continuation of volunteer tax preparation programs to assist low-income taxpayers and members of underserved populations.
Establishes the National Center to Promote Quality, Excellence, and Evaluation in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. Requires such Center to:
(1) promote the adoption of a universally accessible volunteer training platform for the preparation of federal income tax returns,
(2) provide technical assistance to tax return preparation program managers,
(3) identify and disseminate best practices related to tax site management,
(4) support outreach and marketing efforts, and
(5) provide evaluation of programs and activities funded under this Act.

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