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H.R. 2901: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Permanence Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2901 codifies the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance matching grant program and provides that the Secretary of the Treasury may allocate, from appropriated funds, up to $30 million per year in matching grants to qualified entities for the development, expansion, or continuation of qualified tax return preparation programs assisting low-income taxpayers and members of underserved populations. The Secretary is also authorized to provide multi-year grants not to exceed three years.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, currently partners with IRS-certified volunteer organizations ...

Sponsor and status

Carlos Curbelo

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 26th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2017
Length: 10 pages
Introduced:

Jun 15, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 17, 2018

This bill passed in the House on April 17, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

25% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jun 15, 2017
 
Introduced

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Apr 11, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 12, 2018
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Apr 17, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 2901 is 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.

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