Summary: H.R.2994 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2994. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/29/1996)

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to decrease the targeted jobs credit from 40 to 35 percent of the amount of qualified first-year wages. Revises targeted group membership provisions. Excludes from the definition of wages any wages paid after: (1) December 31, 1994, and before the 60th day after enactment; or (2) December 31, 1997. Redesignates such credit the "work opportunity credit."

Extends to December 31, 1997, the: (1) exclusion from gross income of employer-provided educational assistance; (2) credit for increasing research activities; (3) orphan drug tax credit; (4) special rule concerning deductions for contributions of stock for which market quotations are readily available; and (5) exclusion from gross income of employer contributions to qualified group legal services plans.

Extends the binding contract date for biomass and coal facilities to July 1, 1997.

Extends permanently the Federal Unemployment Tax Act exemption for alien agricultural workers.