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H.R. 3121: Performing Artist Tax Parity Act of 2019

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How much should a performer be allowed to earn and still take tax deductions for certain expenses?

Context

Performing artists pay out of pocket for many expenditures such as union dues, travel to auditions, and talent agents. In some cases they could spend as much as 30% of their income on such items.

These are known as “miscellaneous itemized deductions” and 2017’s Republican tax reform bill eliminated them,”. As a result, thousands of performing artists saw tax increases in a law meant to lower taxes.

Technically, such deductions may ...

Sponsor and status

Judy Chu

Sponsor. Representative for California's 27th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 5, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jun 5, 2019
Status

Introduced on Jun 5, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 5, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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

Jun 5, 2019
 
Introduced

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H.R. 3121 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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