H.R. 5053: Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act

Introduced:

Apr 26, 2016

Status:

Passed House on Jun 14, 2016

This bill passed in the House on June 14, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Peter Roskam

Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2016
Length: 5 pages

Prognosis:

23% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from requiring that the identity of contributors to 501(c) organizations be included in annual returns.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

Under current law, tax-exempt groups and organizations don’t have to reveal their donors to the public, but they do have to reveal any donors giving more than $5,000 to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Under a new bill that just passed an important House committee, those groups would no longer even have to reveal their donors to the ...

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History

Apr 26, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 28, 2016
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 14, 2016
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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