H.R. 495: Free File Program Act of 2013

Introduced:
Feb 05, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 669 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 09, 2013

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Sponsor
Peter Roskam
Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Feb 05, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2569 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 15, 2011

S. 669 (Related)
Free File Program Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 09, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 5, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 05, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 05, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

4% chance of getting past committee.
1% 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 make the Internal Revenue Service Free File Program permanent.

Summary

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Cosponsors
160 cosponsors (101R, 59D) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/5/2013--Introduced.
Free File Program Act of 2013 - Authorizes and directs the Secretary of the Treasury to continue to implement and operate the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Free File program (free online individual income tax preparation and electronic filing services provided by the private sector technology industry to lower income taxpayers).

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