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S. 698: Child Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 7, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 698

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 7, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Rubio) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide equitable treatment for residents of Puerto Rico with respect to the refundable portion of the child tax credit and to provide the same treatment to families in Puerto Rico with one child or two children that is currently provided to island families with three or more children.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Child Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act of 2019.

2.

Equitable treatment for residents of Puerto Rico with respect to the refundable portion of the child tax credit

(a)

In general

The second sentence of section 24(d)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting or section 933 after section 112.

(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018.

3.

Same treatment of families in Puerto Rico with one child or two children that is currently provided to island families with three or more children

(a)

In general

Section 24(d)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following: In the case of an individual who is a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico during the entire taxable year, subparagraph (B)(ii) shall be applied by substituting 1 or more qualifying children for 3 or more qualifying children..

(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2018.