S. 2489: Incorporation Transparency and Law Enforcement Assistance Act

Introduced:

Feb 3, 2016

Status:

Referred to Committee on Feb 3, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 3, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

Sheldon Whitehouse

Junior Senator from Rhode Island

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 3, 2016
Length: 36 pages

Prognosis:

4% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to ensure that persons who form corporations in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations, in order to prevent the formation of corporations with hidden owners, stop the misuse of United States corporations by wrongdoers, and assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and punishing terrorism, money laundering, tax evasion, and other criminal and civil misconduct involving United States corporations, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

Last month’s bombshell journalism investigation nicknamed the Panama Papers, by some measures the largest leak in history at 11.5 million files, renewed focus and outcry over offshore accounts. Through “shell corporations,” companies that in reality are almost entirely based in one country or U.S. state with higher tax rates are officially registered in another country or state ...

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History

Feb 3, 2016
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Signed by the President

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