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H.R. 5445: 21st Century IRS Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Mike Bishop

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 13, 2018
Length: 28 pages

Apr 10, 2018


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.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 10, 2018

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Apr 11, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Apr 12, 2018
On House Schedule

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

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Apr 18, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 5445 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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