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Short Titles as Introduced

United States Peace Tax Fund Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve revenue collection and to provide that a taxpayer conscientiously opposed to participation in war may elect to have such taxpayer's income, estate, or gift tax payments spent for nonmilitary purposes, to create the United States Peace Tax Fund to receive such tax payments, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
05/06/1993Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date
05/27/1993Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
05/27/1993Referred to the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary and Vocational Education.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
05/27/1993Referred to the Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
05/06/1993Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/06/1993Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/06/1993Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/06/1993Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (34)


Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and Labor05/06/1993 Referred to
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education05/27/1993 Referred to
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Human Resources05/27/1993 Referred to
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations05/27/1993 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs05/06/1993 Referred to
House Ways and Means05/06/1993 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/06/1993)

United States Peace Tax Fund Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to establish the United States Peace Tax Fund to receive payments designated on the tax returns of qualified individuals to be used for nonmilitary purposes. Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to report annually to the Congress on amounts transferred into the Fund. Requires the information to be printed in the Congressional Record.

Permits conscientious objectors to designate on their income tax returns that any tax liability be paid into the Fund. Makes this designation procedure available to any individual who has demonstrated himself or herself, by reason of religious training and belief, to be opposed to participation in war in any form.

Requires every taxpayer who makes such a designation for any taxable year to file a questionnaire return for the purpose of determining whether the taxpayer is an eligible individual. Permits the setting aside of criminal or civil penalties imposed upon a taxpayer for nonpayment of tax prior to 1994 if the taxpayer pays the tax due (with interest) and establishes to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the Treasury that the nonpayment was due to religious beliefs.

Authorizes corresponding procedures in connection with estate and gift tax payments, under conditions prescribed by the Secretary.

Directs the Comptroller General to determine the percentage of actual appropriations made by the United States from the Federal budget during the preceding year for military purposes. Requires publication of this information in the Congressional Record.

Authorizes appropriations.