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Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To affirm the religious freedom of taxpayers who are conscientiously opposed to participation in war, to provide that the income, estate, or gift tax payments of such taxpayers be used for nonmilitary purposes, to create the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund to receive such tax payments, to improve revenue collection, and for other purposes.


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Date
04/05/2017Introduced in House

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Date
04/05/2017Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/05/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Ways and Means04/05/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/05/2017)

Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act of 2017

This bill directs the Department of the Treasury to establish in the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund for the deposit of income, gift, and estate taxes paid by or on behalf of taxpayers: (1) who are designated conscientious objectors opposed to participation in war in any form based upon their sincerely held moral, ethical, or religious beliefs or training (within the meaning of the Military Selective Service Act); and (2) who have certified their beliefs in writing.

Amounts deposited in the Fund shall be allocated annually to any appropriation not for a military purpose. Treasury shall report to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on the total amount transferred into the Fund during the preceding fiscal year and the purposes for which such amount was allocated. The privacy of individuals using the Fund shall be protected.