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H.R. 5444: Taxpayer First Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5444 makes numerous changes to reorganize the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in an attempt to focus the agencies efforts more on taxpayer service. Specifically, the bill does the following:

  • Creates an independent appeals process to improve the dispute resolution process within the agency.
  • Requires the IRS to submit to Congress a comprehensive plan to improve its customer service strategy, based on best practices from the private sector.
  • Requires the IRS to maintain the IRS Free File Program that provides free individual income tax preparation and electronic filing services ...

Sponsor and status

Lynn Jenkins

Sponsor. Representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 19, 2018
Length: 93 pages
Introduced:

Apr 10, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 18, 2018

This bill passed in the House on April 18, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

65% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Apr 10, 2018
 
Introduced

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Apr 11, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 13, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Apr 18, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5444 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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