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H.R.2531: Protecting Taxpayers from Intrusive IRS Requests Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Peter Roskam, R-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 9 (All Republicans)
Introduced June 27, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 27, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Protecting Taxpayers from Intrusive IRS Requests Act - Prohibits the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from asking any taxpayer any question regarding religious, political, or social beliefs.

Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) any exceptions to such prohibition should identify the specific questions authorized, the class of taxpayers to whom such questions may be asked, and the circumstances under which such questions may be asked; and (2) if the IRS Commissioner determines that asking such questions would aid in the efficient administration of the tax laws, the Commissioner should submit a report to Congress that includes such questions in verbatim form and describes such class of taxpayers and circumstances.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 27, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Feb. 26, 2014 Received in the Senate.
Feb. 25, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H1919)
Feb. 25, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2531.
Feb. 25, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1919-1921)
Feb. 25, 2014 Mr. Roskam moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. (consideration: CR H1919)
June 27, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.