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.


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.


Fortney “Pete” Stark

Representative for California's 9th congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

1/6/1983--Introduced.Amends the Internal Revenue Code to revise rules relating to an innocent spouse who files a joint return in which there is a substantial understatement of tax attributable to grossly ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 6, 1983

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 697”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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H.R. 7382 (97th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 7, 1982

H.R. 4170 (Related)
Deficit Reduction Act of 1984

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jul 18, 1984

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