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H.R. 6756 (115th): American Innovation Act of 2018

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6756 intends to make it easier and less costly for an entrepreneur to start a new business by providing for more deductions of start-up and organizational costs in the business’s first year and preserving start-up losses and start-up credits by exempting them from the limitations on use that otherwise could apply after an ownership change.

Specifically, the legislation consolidates the rules for start-up expenditures (section 195) and organizational expenditures (sections 248 and 709(b)) into a single provision, allowing the taxpayer to elect to deduct up to ...

Sponsor and status

Vern Buchanan

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 28, 2018
Length: 16 pages
Introduced
Sep 10, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 27, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

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What legislators are saying

Reichert, House Pass Tax Reform 2.0
    — Rep. David Reichert [R-WA8, 2005-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 28, 2018

Bishop Applauds House Passage of Tax Reform 2.0
    — Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 28, 2018

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - September 28, 2018
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Oct 1, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 6756 will be negligible.

History

Sep 10, 2018
 
Introduced

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Sep 13, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 21, 2018
 
On House Schedule

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Sep 24, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

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Sep 27, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 6756 (115th) was 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.

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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