H. R. 363
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 6, 2017
Mr. Messer introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify eligibility for the child tax credit.
This Act may be cited as the
Child Tax Credit Integrity Preservation Act of 2017.
Eligibility for child tax credit
Section 24(e) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking
under this section to a taxpayer and all that follows and inserting “under this section to any taxpayer unless—
such taxpayer includes the taxpayer’s valid identification number (as defined in section 6428(h)(2)) (and, in the case of a joint return, the valid identification number (as so defined) of the taxpayer’s spouse) on the return of tax for the taxable year, and
with respect to any qualifying child, the taxpayer includes the name and taxpayer identification number of such qualifying child on such return of tax.
The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.