Text: H.R.6884 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6884

   To clarify for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that 
receipt of coronavirus assistance does not affect the tax treatment of 
                      ordinary business expenses.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 15, 2020

 Mr. Newhouse introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                      Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL


 
   To clarify for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that 
receipt of coronavirus assistance does not affect the tax treatment of 
                      ordinary business expenses.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Fixing the Income Ramifications for 
Small Businesses and Tax Relief Act'' or the ``FIRST Act''.

SEC. 2. CLARIFICATION OF TREATMENT OF BUSINESS EXPENSES.

    (a) In General.--Subsection (i) of section 1106 of the CARES Act 
(Public Law 116-136) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``1986, any amount'' and inserting ``1986--
            ``(1) any amount'';
            (2) by striking the period at the end and inserting ``, 
        and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(2) no deduction shall be denied or reduced, no tax 
        attribute shall be reduced, and no basis increase shall be 
        denied, by reason of the exclusion from gross income provided 
        by paragraph (1).''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply as if included in the enactment of section 1106 of the CARES Act 
(Public Law 116-136).
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