S.647 - Wall Street Tax Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 03/05/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.647 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/05/2019)
Wall Street Tax Act of 2019
This bill imposes a 0.1% excise tax on certain financial transactions such as the purchase of stocks, bonds, and derivatives.
The tax applies to the purchase of a security if (1) such purchase occurs on, or is subject to the rules of, a qualified board or exchange located in the United States; or (2) the purchaser or seller is a U.S. person.
A "security" includes
- a share of stock in a corporation;
- a partnership or beneficial ownership interest in a partnership or trust;
- a note, bond, debenture, or other evidence of indebtedness; and
- derivatives that meet specified criteria.
The tax applies to transactions with respect to a derivative if (1) the derivative is traded on, or is subject to the rules of, a qualified board or exchange located in the United States; or (2) any party with rights under the derivative is a U.S. person.
The bill exempts from such tax (1) initial issues of securities; and (2) any note, bond, debenture, or other evidence of indebtedness which is traded on or is subject to the rules of, a qualified board or exchange located in the United States, and has a fixed maturity of not more than 100 days.
The tax applies to transactions by a controlled foreign corporation and must be paid by its U.S. shareholders.