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H.R. 1161: Fairness in Social Security Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 18, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1161

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 18, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude the portion of a lump-sum social security benefit payment that relates to periods prior to the taxable year from the determination of household income.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fairness in Social Security Act of 2021.

2.

Treatment of lump-sum social security benefits in determining household income

(a)

In general

Section 36B(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(C)

Exclusion of portion of lump-sum social security benefits

(i)

In general

The term modified adjusted gross income shall not include so much of any lump-sum social security benefit payment as is attributable to months ending before the beginning of the taxable year.

(ii)

Lump-sum social security benefit payment

For purposes of this subparagraph, the term lump-sum social security benefit payment means any payment of social security benefits (as defined in section 86(d)(1)) which constitutes more than 1 month of such benefits.

(iii)

Election to include excludable amount

A taxpayer may elect (at such time and in such manner as the Secretary may provide) to have this subparagraph not apply for any taxable year.

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

(c)

Waiver of statute of limitation on credit or refund

If the period of limitation on a credit or refund resulting from the amendment made by subsection (a) expires before the end of the 1-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, refund or credit of such overpayment (to the extent attributable to such amendment) may, nevertheless, be made or allowed if claim therefor is filed before the close of such 1-year period.