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Short Titles as Introduced

Bring Small Businesses Back Tax Reform Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a lower rate of tax on a portion of pass-through business income, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/27/2016Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
05/27/2016Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/27/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 07/07/2016
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 07/18/2016
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 09/15/2016
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 09/15/2016

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means05/27/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/27/2016)

Bring Small Businesses Back Tax Reform Act

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to establish new maximum individual tax rates for qualified business income that does not exceed $1 million (i.e., small business income). The maximum rates are: (1) 10% of such income not exceeding $150,000, and (2) 20% for income that exceeds $150,000 and is not more than $1 million.

The rates apply to up to $1 million of qualified business income that is: (1) gross earnings derived by an individual from any active trade or business carried on by the individual, excluding deductions attributable to the trade or business; and (2) the taxpayer's distributive or pro rata share of pass-through income from entities such as a partnership or S corporation. Qualified business income does not include capital gains, interest, dividends, or royalties.

For taxpayers that are not a corporation or a partnership with a corporation as a partner, the bill repeals the annual limitation on the election to deduct certain depreciable business assets.

The bill also permits certain small businesses whose average gross receipts do not exceed $25 million (currently, $5 million) to use the cash accounting method without limitations and exempts such businesses from inventory rules.