H.R. 11218 (95th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, title 26 of the United States Code, to provide that taxpayers who itemize deductions may deduct from taxable income an amount equal to the amount of social security taxes paid during the taxable year, or, in lieu of such deduction, any taxpayer may claim a tax credit in the amount of 15 percent of the amount of such social security tax paid, whichever results in greater savings.


Mar 1, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 1, 1978, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert Gammage

Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district


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3/1/1978--Introduced.Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow individuals to elect either an income tax deduction for 100 percent of the social security taxes paid, or a tax credit for 15 ... Read more >

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Mar 1, 1978

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4 cosponsors (3R, 1D) (show)
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H.R. 10763 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 6, 1978

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