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Military Tax Benefits bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Military Family Tax Relief Act of 2003

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Fallen Patriots Tax Relief Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Fallen Patriots Tax Relief Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Military Family Tax Relief Act of 2003

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 10, United States Code, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the death gratuity payable with respect to deceased members of the Armed Forces and to exclude such gratuity from gross income.

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Amended by Senate

An act to amend title 10, United States Code, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the death gratuity payable with respect to deceased members of the Armed Forces and to exclude such gratuity from ross income, to provide additional tax relief for members of the Armed Forces and their families, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (7)

Date
11/11/2003Became Public Law No: 108-121. (TXT | PDF)
11/11/2003Signed by President.
11/07/2003Presented to President.
11/05/2003Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 0 (Roll no. 609).(consideration: CR H10427-10428)
11/03/2003Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
10/29/2003Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 0 (Roll no. 578).(text: CR H10058)
10/21/2003Introduced in House

All Actions (29)

Date Chamber
11/11/2003Became Public Law No: 108-121. (TXT | PDF)
11/11/2003Signed by President.
11/07/2003HousePresented to President.
11/05/2003-6:29pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/05/2003-6:29pmHouseOn motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 0 (Roll no. 609). (consideration: CR H10427-10428)
11/05/2003-12:25pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
11/05/2003-11:55amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 3365.
11/05/2003-11:54amHouseMr. Johnson, Sam moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments. (consideration: CR H10367-10373, H10427-10428; text as House agrees to Senate amendments: CR H10367-10369)
11/05/2003SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/04/2003SenateS.Amdt.2051 Amendment SA 2051, previously agreed to, was modified by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S13945; text as modified: CR S13945)
11/04/2003SenateMeasure amended in Senate after passage by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S13945)
11/03/2003SenatePassed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
11/03/2003SenateS.Amdt.2052 Amendment SA 2052 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
11/03/2003SenateS.Amdt.2052 Amendment SA 2052 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator McCain. (consideration: CR S13833) To amend the title.
11/03/2003SenateS.Amdt.2051 Amendment SA 2051 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
11/03/2003SenateS.Amdt.2051 Amendment SA 2051 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator McCain. (consideration: CR S13833) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax relief for members of the Armed Forces and their families.
11/03/2003SenateMeasure laid before Senate. (consideration: CR S13831-13833)
10/30/2003SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
10/29/2003-5:40pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/29/2003-5:40pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 0 (Roll no. 578). (text: CR H10058)
10/29/2003-5:33pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H10081)
10/29/2003-2:16pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
10/29/2003-1:54pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3365.
10/29/2003-1:54pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H10058-10062)
10/29/2003-1:54pmHouseMr. Johnson, Sam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
10/21/2003HouseReferred to House Armed Services
10/21/2003HouseReferred to House Ways and Means
10/21/2003HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
10/21/2003HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (48)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. DeLay, Tom [R-TX-22]* 10/21/2003
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 10/21/2003
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 10/28/2003
Rep. Gerlach, Jim [R-PA-6] 10/28/2003
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 10/28/2003
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8] 10/28/2003
Rep. Taylor, Gene [D-MS-4] 10/28/2003
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 10/28/2003
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 10/28/2003
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13] 10/28/2003
Rep. Musgrave, Marilyn N. [R-CO-4] 10/28/2003
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 10/28/2003
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 10/28/2003
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2] 10/28/2003
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11] 10/28/2003
Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6] 10/28/2003
Rep. Bereuter, Doug [R-NE-1] 10/28/2003
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 10/28/2003
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 10/28/2003
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] 10/28/2003
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 10/28/2003
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 10/28/2003
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-2] 10/28/2003
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 10/28/2003
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] 10/28/2003
Rep. Alexander, Rodney [D-LA-5] 10/28/2003
Rep. Hoeffel, Joseph M. [D-PA-13] 10/28/2003
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 10/28/2003
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 10/28/2003
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 10/28/2003
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-8] 10/28/2003
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 10/28/2003
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 10/28/2003
Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-2] 10/28/2003
Rep. Brown-Waite, Ginny [R-FL-5] 10/28/2003
Rep. Harris, Katherine [R-FL-13] 10/28/2003
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1] 10/28/2003
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 10/28/2003
Rep. Gutknecht, Gil [R-MN-1] 10/28/2003
Rep. Feeney, Tom [R-FL-24] 10/28/2003
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2] 10/28/2003
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2] 10/28/2003
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 10/28/2003
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 10/29/2003
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 10/29/2003
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39] 10/29/2003
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6] 10/29/2003
Rep. Porter, Jon C. [R-NV-3] 10/29/2003

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means10/21/2003 Referred to
House Armed Services10/21/2003 Referred to

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Latest Summary (4)

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Public Law No: 108-121 (11/11/2003)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on November 3, 2003. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Military Family Tax Relief Act of 2003 - Title I: Improving Tax Equity for Military Personnel - (Sec. 101) Amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to authorize a member of the uniformed services or the Foreign Service serving on "qualified official extended duty" (any duty in excess of 90 days while serving at a duty station which is at least 50 miles from the principal residence or while residing under Government orders in Government quarters), to extend for ten years the five-year period utilized in determining full exclusion of gain from the sale of a principal residence.

Includes among the uniformed services: (1) the armed forces; (2) the commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and (3) the commissioned corps of the Public Health Service.

Makes such provisions effective as if included in section 312 of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997.

States that if a refund or credit resulting from this section is prevented before the close of the one-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act by the operation of any law or rule of law (including res judicata), such refund or credit may be allowed if claimed before the close of such period.

(Sec. 102) Doubles, from $6,000 to $12,000, the military death gratuity payment and amends the Internal Revenue Code to provide that the full payment shall be tax exempt.

(Sec. 103) Exempts amounts received under the Homeowners Assistance Program from inclusion as gross income.

(Sec. 104) Extends combat zone filing rules to contingency operations.

(Sec. 105) Includes ancestors or lineal descendants of past or present members of the armed forces or of cadets as qualifying members of veterans' organizations for purposes of such organizations' tax-exempt status determination.

(Sec. 106) Includes dependent care assistance provided under a dependent care assistance program for a member of the uniformed services by reason of such member's status or service as an income-excludable qualified military benefit.

(Sec. 107) Exempts distributions from an education individual retirement account from the ten percent additional tax for non-educational use: (1) if made for an account holder at the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, or the United States Merchant Marine Academy; and (2) to the extent that the distribution does not exceed the costs of advanced education.

(Sec. 108) Suspends the tax-exempt status of a designated terrorist organization (as defined by this Act). Denies: (1) deductions for contributions made to such an organization; and (2) administrative or judicial challenge to such suspension or denial. Provides for refund or credit in a case of erroneous designation.

(Sec. 109) Provides a deduction for itemizers and non-itemizers for unreimbursed overnight travel, meals, and lodging expenses of National Guard and Reserve members who must travel more than 100 miles away from home and stay overnight as part of their official duties.

(Sec. 110) Provides tax relief for families of the Columbia Space Shuttle by making the tax relief provisions applicable to terrorist attack victims applicable to the Columbia Space Shuttle.

Title II: Revenue Provision - (Sec. 201) Amends the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 to extend customs user fee authority until March 31, 2005.