IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 11, 2020
Ms. Duckworth (for herself, Mr. Scott of South Carolina, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Braun, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Lankford, Ms. Smith, and Ms. Ernst) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To require the Internal Revenue Service to establish a procedure by which parents may immediately claim the recovery rebate amount for children born in 2020.
This Act may be cited as the
Newborn CARES Act.
Advance recovery payments for children born in 2020
Paragraph (3) of section 6428(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as added by the CARES Act (Public Law 116–136), is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
Payments relating to children born in 2020
In the case of a qualifying child (within the meaning of section 24(c)) of the taxpayer born during calendar year 2020, for purposes of determining the advance refund amount of the taxpayer under paragraph (2), such child shall be treated as if the child had been born in calendar year 2019 (or 2018, in the case of a taxpayer to whom paragraph (5)(A) applies) and taken into account as a dependent of the taxpayer for such year.
The Secretary shall establish a procedure to allow a taxpayer to file a claim, during calendar year 2020, for the dollar amount attributable under subsection (a)(2) (as adjusted under subsection (c)) to a child described in clause (i). Such a claim—
shall be filed in such manner as the Secretary shall prescribe, and
shall include the social security number (as defined in section 24(h)(7)) of such child.
Solely for purposes of this subparagraph, in applying section 24(c), any child of the taxpayer who is born during calendar year 2020 shall be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of subparagraphs (B) and (D) of section 152(c)(1) if such child satisfies such requirements for the period beginning on the date of birth of the child and ending on the date the claim is filed.
Denial of double claims
Only 1 refund or credit by reason of this subparagraph shall be issued with respect to any qualifying child.
The amendment made by this section shall take effect as if included in the enactment of section 2201 of the CARES Act (Public Law 116–136).