Summary: H.R.3110 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3110. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/16/2015)

National Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2015

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to provide tax relief for disasters declared in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 by:

  • allowing an election to expense qualified disaster expenses (i.e., for the abatement of hazardous substances, removal of debris, demolition, and repair of business-related property);
  • increasing the tax deduction for charitable contributions for disaster relief for individual and corporate taxpayers;
  • allowing through 2015 the deduction of losses and net operating losses attributable to disasters;
  • allowing waivers of requirements relating to mortgage revenue bonds;
  • extending through 2015 the additional allowance for depreciation of business property (bonus depreciation);
  • allowing an increase through 2015 of the new markets tax credit limitation amount within a federally-declared disaster area;
  • permitting the use of tax-exempt retirement plan funds in federally-declared disasters without penalty;
  • allowing an additional tax exemption for individuals who are displaced as a result of a federally-declared disaster;
  • allowing an exclusion from gross income of imputed income from the cancellation of indebtedness resulting from federally-declared disasters;
  • providing a special rule to allow individuals affected by a disaster in 2012, 2013, 2014, or 2015 to claim a full earned income tax credit;
  • increasing the rehabilitation tax credit for buildings affected by a federally-declared disaster;
  • permitting one additional advance refunding of a tax-exempt bond that is outstanding on the date on which a federally-declared disaster occurs;
  • allowing the issuance of qualified disaster area recovery bonds;
  • allowing an additional allocation of the low-income housing tax credit in 2016 to states affected by a federally-declared disaster occurring in 2012, 2013, 2014, or 2015;  
  • allowing payments of disaster assistance to tax-exempt mutual ditch or irrigation companies without affecting their tax-exempt status;
  • allowing an exclusion from gross income for disaster mitigation payments received from state and local governments;
  • allowing a tax deduction for payments to a tax-exempt natural disaster fund;
  • allowing a five-year replacement period for property located in a disaster area for purposes of the exclusion of gain from an involuntary conversion;
  • allowing employers a business-related tax credit for up to 40% of wages paid to employees in a disaster area; and
  • allowing an enhanced tax deduction for medical expenses related to an injury occurring in a disaster area.