Text: H.R.1134 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 109-7 (04/15/2005)
[109th Congress Public Law 7]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[[Page 119 STAT. 21]]
Public Law 109-7
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the proper tax
treatment of certain disaster mitigation payments. <<NOTE: Apr. 15,
2005 - [H.R. 1134]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. PROPER TAX TREATMENT OF CERTAIN DISASTER MITIGATION PAYMENTS.
(a) Qualified Disaster Mitigation Payments Excluded From Gross
(1) In general.--Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986 <<NOTE: 26 USC 139.>> (relating to disaster relief
payments) is amended by adding at the end the following new
``(g) Qualified Disaster Mitigation Payments.--
``(1) In general.--Gross income shall not include any amount
received as a qualified disaster mitigation payment.
``(2) Qualified disaster mitigation payment defined.--For
purposes of this section, the term `qualified disaster
mitigation payment' means any amount which is paid pursuant to
the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance
Act (as in effect on the date of the enactment of this
subsection) or the National Flood Insurance Act (as in effect on
such date) to or for the benefit of the owner of any property
for hazard mitigation with respect to such property. Such term
shall not include any amount received for the sale or
disposition of any property.
``(3) No increase in basis.--Notwithstanding any other
provision of this subtitle, no increase in the basis or adjusted
basis of any property shall result from any amount excluded
under this subsection with respect to such property.
``(h) Denial of Double Benefit.--Notwithstanding any other provision
of this subtitle, no deduction or credit shall be allowed (to the person
for whose benefit a qualified disaster relief payment or qualified
disaster mitigation payment is made) for, or by reason of, any
expenditure to the extent of the amount excluded under this section with
respect to such expenditure.''.
(2) Conforming amendments.--
(A) Subsection (d) of section 139 of such Code is
amended by striking ``a qualified disaster relief
payment'' and inserting ``qualified disaster relief
payments and qualified disaster mitigation payments''.
(B) Subsection (e) of section 139 of such Code is
amended by striking ``and (f)'' and inserting ``, (f),
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(b) Certain Dispositions of Property Under Hazard Mitigation
Programs Treated as Involuntary Conversions.--Section 1033 of such Code
(relating to involuntary conversions) is amended by redesignating
subsection (k) as subsection (l) and by inserting after subsection (j)
the following new subsection:
``(k) Sales or Exchanges Under Certain Hazard Mitigation Programs.--
For purposes of this subtitle, if property is sold or otherwise
transferred to the Federal Government, a State or local government, or
an Indian tribal government to implement hazard mitigation under the
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (as in
effect on the date of the enactment of this subsection) or the National
Flood Insurance Act (as in effect on such date), such sale or transfer
shall be treated as an involuntary conversion to which this section
(c) Effective Date.--
(1) <<NOTE: 26 USC 139 note.>> Qualified disaster mitigation
payments.--The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to
amounts received before, on, or after the date of the enactment
of this Act.
(2) <<NOTE: 26 USC 1033 note.>> Dispositions of property
under hazard mitigation programs.--The amendments made by
subsection (b) shall apply to sales or other dispositions
before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Approved April 15, 2005.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1134:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 151 (2005):
Mar. 14, considered and passed House.
Apr. 13, considered and passed Senate, amended.
Apr. 14, House concurred in Senate amendment.