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H.R. 709 (114th): Prevent Targeting at the IRS Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 16, 2015 (Referred to Senate Committee).


IIB

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 709

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 16, 2015

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT

To provide for the termination of employment of employees of the Internal Revenue Service who take certain official actions for political purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Prevent Targeting at the IRS Act.

2.

Termination of employment of Internal Revenue Service employees for taking official actions for political purposes

(a)

In general

Paragraph (10) of section 1203(b) of the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 is amended to read as follows:

(10)

performing, delaying, or failing to perform (or threatening to perform, delay, or fail to perform) any official action (including any audit) with respect to a taxpayer for purpose of extracting personal gain or benefit or for a political purpose.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by this section shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.

Passed the House of Representatives April 15, 2015.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk