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H.R. 5946 (114th): United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act of 2016


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 30, 2016 (Passed Congress).


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One Hundred Fourteenth Congress of the United States of America

At the Second Session

H. R. 5946

AN ACT

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any prizes or awards won in competition in the Olympic Games or the Paralympic Games.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the United States Appreciation for Olympians and Paralympians Act of 2016.

2.

Olympic and Paralympic medals and USOC prize money excluded from gross income

(a)

In general

Section 74 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(d)

Exception for Olympic and Paralympic medals and prizes

(1)

In general

Gross income shall not include the value of any medal awarded in, or any prize money received from the United States Olympic Committee on account of, competition in the Olympic Games or Paralympic Games.

(2)

Limitation based on adjusted gross income

(A)

In general

Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any taxpayer for any taxable year if the adjusted gross income (determined without regard to this subsection) of such taxpayer for such taxable year exceeds $1,000,000 (half of such amount in the case of a married individual filing a separate return).

(B)

Coordination with other limitations

For purposes of sections 86, 135, 137, 199, 219, 221, 222, and 469, adjusted gross income shall be determined after the application of paragraph (1) and before the application of subparagraph (A).

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by this section shall apply to prizes and awards received after December 31, 2015.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.