Text: S.298 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (02/07/2005)


109th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 298


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the reduction in the deductible portion of expenses for business meals and entertainment.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 7, 2005

Mr. Inouye introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the reduction in the deductible portion of expenses for business meals and entertainment.

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

SECTION 1. Repeal of reduction in business meals and entertainment tax deduction.

(a) In general.—Section 274(n)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to only 50 percent of meal and entertainment expenses allowed as deduction) is amended by striking “50 percent” and inserting “the applicable percentage”.

(b) Applicable percentage.—Section 274(n) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following:

“(3) APPLICABLE PERCENTAGE.—For purposes of paragraph (1), the term ‘applicable percentage’ means the percentage determined under the following table:


“For taxable years beginning The applicable
 in calendar year— percentage is—
2005 70   
2006 or 2007 75   
2008 or thereafter 80.”.

(c) Conforming amendment.—The heading for section 274(n) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking “Only50 percent” and inserting “Portion”.

(d) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2004.


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