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A bill to provide tax relief related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

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09/28/2017Introduced in Senate

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09/28/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 09/28/2017
Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]* 09/28/2017

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Senate Finance09/28/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (09/28/2017)

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow various tax credits, deductions, and modifications to existing rules for individuals and businesses affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

With respect to individuals and businesses in the affected areas, the bill:

  • waives the 10% additional tax on early distributions from retirement plans for up to $100,000 in distributions made on or after August 23, 2017, and before January 1, 2019;
  • permits individuals to recontribute funds to retirement plans if the funds were distributed for a home purchase in a hurricane disaster area that was cancelled on account of the hurricanes;
  • increases the limit and extends the repayment deadline for loans from retirement plans;
  • allows an employee retention tax credit for employers equal to 40% of the qualified wages (up to $6,000 per employee) paid to an employee whose principal place of employment on specified dates was in a hurricane disaster zone;
  • modifies the deduction for charitable contributions to temporarily suspend the limitations on charitable contributions made before December 31, 2017, for relief efforts in the hurricane disaster areas;
  • modifies the deduction for personal casualty losses in the hurricane disaster areas to eliminate: (1) the requirement for losses to exceed 10% of adjusted gross income to qualify for the deduction, and (2) the requirement to itemize; and
  • allows taxpayers to use earned income from the immediately preceding year for the purpose of determining earned income for the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit.