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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Taxpayer First Act of 2018

Short Titles as Introduced

Taxpayer First Act of 2018

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
12/20/2018Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 378 - 11 (Roll no. 455).(text: CR H10402-10413)
12/10/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (11)

Date Chamber
12/20/2018SenateReceived in the Senate.
12/20/2018-2:22pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/20/2018-2:22pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 378 - 11 (Roll no. 455). (text: CR H10402-10413)
12/20/2018-2:19pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H10435)
12/20/2018-12:25pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12/20/2018-12:21pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 7227.
12/20/2018-12:20pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H10402-10414)
12/20/2018-12:19pmHouseMr. Rice (SC) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
12/10/2018HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
12/10/2018HouseReferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
12/10/2018HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (1)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 12/10/2018

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means12/10/2018 Referred to
House Financial Services12/10/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/10/2018)

Taxpayer First Act of 2018

This bill modifies requirements for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding its organizational structure, customer service, enforcement procedures, management of information technology, and use of electronic systems.

The bill includes provisions that

  • establish the IRS Independent Office of Appeals to resolve federal tax controversies without litigation;
  • require the IRS to develop customer service and training strategies;
  • continue the IRS Free File Program;
  • exempt certain low-income taxpayers from payments required to submit an offer-in-compromise;
  • modify certain tax enforcement procedures and requirements;
  • establish requirements for responding to Taxpayer Advocate Directives;
  • permanently authorize the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Matching Grant Program;
  • modify procedures for whistle-blowers;
  • establish requirements for cybersecurity and identify protection;
  • allow the IRS to require additional taxpayers to file returns electronically;
  • require the IRS Commissioner to appoint a Chief Information Officer;
  • modify requirements for managing information technology;
  • specify requirements for retaining electronic records;
  • prohibit the rehiring of certain IRS employees who were removed for misconduct;
  • make Tax Court judges subject to the same grounds for disqualification as other federal judges; and
  • authorize streamlined critical pay authority for certain IRS information technology positions.

The bill requires the IRS to implement

  • online accounts for taxpayers and return preparers,
  • an Internet platform for Form 1099 filings,
  • a fully automated program for disclosing taxpayer information for third-party income verification using the Internet, and
  • uniform standards and procedures for accepting electronic signatures.