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H.R. 696: CARES Windfall for the Wealthiest Repeal Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 696

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 2, 2021

(for himself, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Casten, Ms. Chu, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Connolly, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. García of Illinois, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Mr. Grijalva, Mrs. Hayes, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Lieu, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Norton, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Scanlon, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Tonko, Mrs. Watson Coleman, and Mr. Welch) 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 impose a limitation on excess business losses of non-corporate taxpayers and to modify the carryback of net operating losses for certain taxable years.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the CARES Windfall for the Wealthiest Repeal Act.

2.

Limitation on excess business losses of non-corporate taxpayers restored and made permanent

(a)

In general

Section 461(l)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:

(1)

Limitation

In the case of a taxpayer other than a corporation, any excess business loss of the taxpayer shall not be allowed.

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(b)

Farming losses

Section 461 of such Code is amended by striking subsection (j).

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2017.

3.

Certain taxpayers allowed carryback of net operating losses arising in 2019 and 2020

(a)

Carryback of losses arising in 2019 and 2020

(1)

In general

Section 172(b)(1)(D)(i) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended to read as follows:

(i)

In general

In the case of any net operating loss arising in a taxable year beginning after December 31, 2018, and before January 1, 2021, and to which subparagraphs (B) and (C)(i) do not apply, such loss shall be a net operating loss carryback to each taxable year preceding the taxable year of such loss, but not to any taxable year beginning before January 1, 2018.

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(2)

Conforming amendments

(A)

The heading for section 172(b)(1)(D) of such Code is amended by striking 2018, 2019, and and inserting 2019 and.

(B)

Section 172(b)(1)(D) of such Code is amended by striking clause (iii) and by redesignating clauses (iv) and (v) as clauses (iii) and (iv), respectively.

(C)

Section 172(b)(1)(D)(iii) of such Code, as so redesignated, is amended by striking (i)(I) and inserting (i).

(D)

Section 172(b)(1)(D)(iv) of such Code, as so redesignated, is amended—

(i)

by striking If the 5-year carryback period under clause (i)(I) in subclause (I) and inserting If the carryback period under clause (i), and

(ii)

by striking 2018 or in subclause (II).

(b)

Disallowed for certain taxpayers

Section 172(b)(1)(D) of such Code, as amended by the preceding provisions of this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following new clauses:

(v)

Carryback disallowed for certain taxpayers

Clause (i) shall not apply with respect to any loss arising in a taxable year in which—

(I)

the taxpayer (or any related person) is not allowed a deduction under this chapter for the taxable year by reason of section 162(m) or section 280G, or

(II)

the taxpayer (or any related person) is a specified corporation for the taxable year.

(vi)

Specified corporation

For purposes of clause (v)—

(I)

In general

The term specified corporation means, with respect to any taxable year, a corporation the aggregate distributions (including redemptions) of which during all taxable years ending after December 31, 2017, exceed the sum of applicable stock issued of such corporation and 5 percent of the fair market value of the stock of such corporation as of the last day of the taxable year.

(II)

Applicable stock issued

The term applicable stock issued means, with respect to any corporation, the aggregate fair market value of stock (as of the issue date of such stock) issued by the corporation during all taxable years ending after December 31, 2017, in exchange for money or property other than stock in such corporation.

(III)

Certain preferred stock disregarded

For purposes of subclause (I), stock described in section 1504(a)(4), and distributions (including redemptions) with respect to such stock, shall be disregarded.

(vii)

Related person

For purposes of clause (v), a person is a related person to a taxpayer if the related person bears a relationship to the taxpayer specified in section 267(b) or section 707(b)(1).

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(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if included in the enactment of section 2303(b) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.