To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the deduction for charitable contributions as an above-the-line deduction.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Christopher “Chris” Smith
Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2019
Length: 2 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on January 17, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
35 Cosponsors (20 Democrats, 15 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“<span class='\"kicker\"'>WOBM Story on Smith Tax Legislation</span>'Congressman Smith bill seeks to give taxpayers more flexibility to donate to charity'”
— Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Apr 18, 2019
“<span class='\"kicker\"'>Smiths bill would give taxpayers more flexibility to donate to charity</span>During Week after Tax Day, Smith and NJ Charitable Groups Stress Need for Legislative Solution”
— Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Apr 17, 2019
“<span class='\"kicker\"'>New bill would give taxpayers maximum flexibility to write off charitable contributions</span>Smith Honored for His Legislation to Fix Tax Law, Protect Charitable Organizations”
— Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] (Sponsor) on Mar 6, 2019
May 10, 2018
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5771 (115th).
Jan 17, 2019
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Feb 15, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1081 (117th).
H.R. 651 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 651. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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