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H.R. 5446: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restrict the immediate sale of seized property by the Secretary of the Treasury to perishable goods.

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5446 modifies the definition of “perishable” good to limit the ability of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to deem seized property as “perishable” and utilize same day sale provisions.

Under current law, if it is determined that any tangible property seized to satisfy unpaid taxes (1) is liable to perish, (2) liable to become greatly reduced in price or value by keeping, or (3) cannot be kept without great expense, the property may be sold after it has been appraised and the owner has been given an opportunity ...

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Drew Ferguson IV

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2018
Length: 2 pages

Apr 10, 2018


Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 17, 2018

This bill passed in the House on April 17, 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
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Apr 17, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 5446 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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