About the bill
H.R. 2905 will require the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury to report to Congress on efforts to combat identity theft, including by persons purporting to be acting on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service.
A sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has occurred in recent years. Callers claim to be IRS employees, using fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. Some callers know personal information about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a gift card or wire transfer. Victims may be threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2018
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 18, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
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1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“House passes Young's bill to combat IRS Scams and identity theft”
— Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Apr 18, 2018
“Sinema Bill to Fight Back Against IRS Scams Passes House”
— Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [I-AZ] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 18, 2018
May 26, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5345 (114th).
Jun 15, 2017
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Apr 18, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 2905 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity Theft Act of 2018, H.R. 2905, 115th Cong. (2017).
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