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Introduced in House (04/01/1998)

 
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105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 3667

 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction 
        for meal and entertainment expenses of small businesses.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 1, 1998

   Mr. McCrery (for himself, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Farr of California, Mr. 
  Foley, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Ensign, Mr. Christensen, 
Mrs. Emerson, Mr. Weller, Mr. Houghton, and Mr. Sam Johnson) introduced 
  the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and 
                                 Means

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction 
        for meal and entertainment expenses of small businesses.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SMALL BUSINESSES ALLOWED INCREASED DEDUCTION FOR MEAL AND 
              ENTERTAINMENT EXPENSES.

    (a) In General.--Subsection (n) of section 274 of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to only 50 percent of meal and 
entertainment expenses allowed as deduction) is amended by adding at 
the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(4) Special rule for small businesses.--
                    ``(A) In general.--In the case of any taxpayer 
                which is a small business, paragraph (1) shall be 
                applied by substituting `the applicable percentage (as 
                defined in paragraph (3)(B))' for `50 percent'.
                    ``(B) Small business.--For purposes of this 
                paragraph, the term `small business' means, with 
                respect to expenses paid or incurred during any taxable 
                year--
                            ``(i) any corporation which meets the 
                        requirements of section 55(e)(1) for such year, 
                        and
                            ``(ii) any partnership or sole 
                        proprietorship which would meet such 
                        requirements if it were a corporation.''
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall 
apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 1998.
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