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H.R. 3151: Taxpayer First Act

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

John Lewis

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2019
Length: 37 pages
Introduced
Jun 6, 2019
116th Congress, 2019–2021
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 1, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 1, 2019.

Law
Pub.L. 116-25
Source

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Neal Joins House Leaders for Bill Enrollment Ceremony for...
    — Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 21, 2019

Walorski Bill to Modernize IRS Technology Signed Into Law
    — Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 1, 2019

Congress Passes Bill to Protect Small-Business Owners from IRS Seizures
    — Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5] on Jun 14, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 3151 will save $234 million through 2029.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 1957: Taxpayer First Act of 2019

Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 9, 2019. 97% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 928: Taxpayer First Act of 2019

Introduced on Mar 28, 2019. 96% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1875: VITA Permanence Act of 2019

Introduced on Mar 26, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1436: EITC Modernization Act of 2019

Introduced on Feb 28, 2019. 40% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1219: Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools Act

Introduced on Feb 14, 2019. 97% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1099: Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil asset forfeiture Tools Act

Introduced on Apr 9, 2019. 97% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2007: To require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish a program for the automated disclosure of taxpayer information for third-party income verification, and for other purposes.

Introduced on Apr 1, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1100: A bill to institute a program for the disclosure of taxpayer information for third-party income verification through the Internet.

Introduced on Apr 9, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1825: Improving Assistance for Taxpayers Act

Introduced on Mar 18, 2019. 88% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 240: Taxpayer Identity Protection Act of 2019

Introduced on Jan 28, 2019. 98% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jun 6, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 10, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 13, 2019
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 1, 2019
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3151 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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