About the bill
H.R. 5445 improves cybersecurity and taxpayer identity protection and modernizes the information technology at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Specifically, the legislation does the following:
Title I: Cybersecurity and Identity Protection, requires the Secretary of the Treasury to work collaboratively with the public and private sectors to protect taxpayers from identity theft refund fraud.
In addition, the title requires the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) to study and make recommendations to the Secretary regarding models to prevent identity theft and refund fraud and authorizes the Secretary to participate in an Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) to centralize and enhance data compilation and analysis to facilitate sharing actionable data and information with respect to identity theft and refund fraud.
The title further requires that state, local, or federal agencies …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2018
Length: 28 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.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
6 Cosponsors (4 Republicans, 2 Democrats)
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H.R. 5445 (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. 5445. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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