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H.R. 5440 (115th): To require notice from the Secretary of the Treasury in the case of any closure of a Taxpayer Assistance Center.

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5440 requires the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide (including by non-electronic means such as local press and other media), 90 days in advance, a notice containing information identifying the taxpayer assistance center proposed for closure, the date of the proposed closure, and the relevant alternative sources of assistance which may be utilized by affected taxpayers. The bill also requires the IRS to provide, 90 days in advance, a report to Congress containing the information in the notice, the reasons for a proposed closure of the taxpayer assistance centers, and other information as the Secretary may find appropriate.

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Karen Handel

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 9, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Apr 9, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 17, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.



Apr 9, 2018

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Apr 11, 2018
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Apr 17, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 5440 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5440. 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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