Summary: S.1639 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/26/2017)

American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act of 2017

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose fees on: (1) fossil fuel products producing carbon dioxide emissions, including coal, petroleum products, and natural gas; (2) fluorinated greenhouse gases; (3) emissions of any greenhouse gas from any greenhouse gas emissions source; and (4) associated emissions (attributable to venting, flaring, and leakage across the supply chain).

The bill directs the Department of the Treasury to:

  • establish, implement, and report on a program to identify all major source categories of associated emissions and collect data on associated emissions from the coal, petroleum products, and natural gas supply chains;
  • make specified adjustments to the new fees for importers and exporters of energy-intensive manufactured goods;
  • make a specified payment each calendar year to certain Social Security beneficiaries, veterans, and disabled individuals;
  • make cost mitigation grants to states to assist low-income and rural households and provide job training and worker transition assistance; and
  • establish a website to make regular disclosures concerning revenue, tax savings, and benefits attributable to this bill.

The bill also: (1) reduces the maximum income tax rate on corporations to 29% of taxable income over $75,000; and (2) allows a new carbon fee offset tax credit for the lesser of: 6.2% of earned income, or $550.