H.R. 495 (113th): Free File Program Act of 2013


Feb 5, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 5, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Peter Roskam

Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2013
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About the bill

Full Title

To make the Internal Revenue Service Free File Program permanent.

Summary (CRS)

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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 5, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 495”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


160 cosponsors (101R, 59D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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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 9, 2013

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