H.R. 4253 (99th): Tax Gap Act of 1986


Feb 26, 1986
99th Congress, 1985–1986

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 26, 1986, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard “Dick” Gephardt

Representative for Missouri's 3rd congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish an Internal Revenue Service publicity campaign and public relations program to encourage voluntary tax compliance, to increase such compliance through improved enforcement activities and strengthened penalties and information reporting requirements, to provide a one-time amnesty from criminal and civil tax penalties owed for certain taxpayers who pay previous underpayments of Federal tax during the amnesty period, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/26/1986--Introduced.Tax Gap Act of 1986 - TitleI - Internal Revenue Service Publicity Campaign and Public Relations ProgramEstablishes a publicity campaign and public relations program to be conducted by the Secretary ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 26, 1986

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4253”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


17 cosponsors (14D, 3R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 2110 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 26, 1986

H.R. 3128 (Related)
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985

Enacted — Signed by the President
Apr 7, 1986

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