There is one summary for S.803. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (04/03/2017)

Government Settlement Transparency and Reform Act

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand provisions relating to the nondeductibility of fines and penalties to prohibit a tax deduction for any amount paid or incurred to, or at the direction of, any governmental entity relating to the violation of any law or the investigation or inquiry into a potential violation of law.

The bill exempts from such prohibition: (1) restitution or amounts paid to come into compliance with any law that was violated or otherwise involved in the investigation or inquiry, (2) amounts paid pursuant to a court order in a suit in which the governmental entity was not a party, and (3) amounts paid or incurred as taxes due.

The bill also imposes new reporting requirements on governmental entities relating to amounts paid as fines or for restitution.