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H.R. 636 (114th): FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2015 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 636


February 2, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Kind, Mr. Young of Indiana, Mr. Neal, Mr. Schock, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Reed, and Mr. Smith of Missouri) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend increased expensing limitations, and for other purposes.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015.


Expensing certain depreciable business assets for small business


In general


Dollar limitation

Section 179(b)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking shall not exceed— and all that follows and inserting shall not exceed $500,000..


Reduction in limitation

Section 179(b)(2) of such Code is amended by striking exceeds— and all that follows and inserting exceeds $2,000,000..


Computer software

Section 179(d)(1)(A)(ii) of such Code is amended by striking , to which section 167 applies, and which is placed in service in a taxable year beginning after 2002 and before 2015 and inserting and to which section 167 applies.



Section 179(c)(2) of such Code is amended—


by striking may not be revoked and all that follows through and before 2015, and


by striking irrevocable in the heading thereof.


Air conditioning and heating units

Section 179(d)(1) of such Code is amended by striking and shall not include air conditioning or heating units.


Qualified real property

Section 179(f) of such Code is amended—


by striking beginning after 2009 and before 2015 in paragraph (1), and


by striking paragraphs (3) and (4).


Inflation adjustment

Section 179(b) of such Code is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:


Inflation adjustment


In general

In the case of any taxable year beginning after 2015, the dollar amounts in paragraphs (1) and (2) shall each be increased by an amount equal to—


such dollar amount, multiplied by


the cost-of-living adjustment determined under section 1(f)(3) for the calendar year in which the taxable year begins, determined by substituting calendar year 2014 for calendar year 1992 in subparagraph (B) thereof.



The amount of any increase under subparagraph (A) shall be rounded to the nearest multiple of $10,000.



Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2014.


Budgetary effects

The budgetary effects of this Act shall not be entered on either PAYGO scorecard maintained pursuant to section 4(d) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.