S.2689 - Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] (Introduced 04/17/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||04/17/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2689 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/17/2018)
Small Business Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act of 2018
This bill modifies various tax enforcement procedures and requirements that affect small businesses and other taxpayers.
The bill modifies requirements regarding:
- awarding costs and fees to small businesses for administrative and court proceedings,
- the amounts of damages and penalties that are allowed for violating various tax laws,
- dispute resolution and appeal procedures,
- enforcing liens against principal residences,
- terminating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees for misconduct,
- reviews by the Department of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, and
- the release of an IRS levy due to economic hardship for business taxpayers.
The bill also:
- allows a tax deduction for a portion of a taxpayer's expenses for certain audits,
- prohibits ex parte communications between officers in the IRS Office of Appeals and other IRS employees with respect to matters pending before the officers,
- establishes a 10-year term for the National Taxpayer Advocate, and
- repeals the requirement to submit a partial payment with an offer-in-compromise to settle a tax liability.