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H.R. 1599 (115th): No Bonuses for Tax Delinquent IRS Employees Act of 2017

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About the bill

It’s Tax Week. Should your money be going to bonuses for IRS employees who don’t even pay their own taxes?


The IRS is the agency tasked with collecting taxes — yet during the past two fiscal years, 26 employees of the IRS who had tax violations themselves nonetheless received financial bonuses.

During that same timeframe, more than $1.7 million in financial bonuses and awards were given to employees of the IRS who had received any form of disciplinary action during the previous year, according to a February reportfrom the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the chief watchdog for the IRS.

What the bill does

With H.R. 1599: No Bonuses for Tax Delinquent IRS Employees Act, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) would no longer ...

Sponsor and status

Sam Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Mar 17, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 17, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



Mar 17, 2017

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H.R. 1599 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1599. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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