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H.R. 8199 (96th): Middle Income Wage Earner Tax Relief Act of 1980

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide a 4-percent refundable income tax credit for individuals, a permanent refundable income tax credit for social security taxes, relief from the marriage penalty, and a capital cost recovery system for investment in plant and equipment.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status


Sep 24, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 24, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


James Mattox

Representative for Texas's 5th congressional district



Sep 24, 1980

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H.R. 8199 (96th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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