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H.R. 697 (98th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to expand the circumstances where relief from liability for income tax (and penalties and interest with respect thereto) is provided to a spouse for a deficiency with respect to a joint return, and to provide similar relief with respect to certain separate returns of married individuals.

Fortney “Pete” Stark

Sponsor. Representative for California's 9th congressional district. Democrat.


Jan 6, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 6, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jan 6, 1983

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H.R. 697 (98th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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