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H.R.4708: Human Trafficking Fraud Enforcement Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 21, 2014
Latest Major Action July 21, 2014
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Bill Summary

Human Trafficking Fraud Enforcement Act of 2014 - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) an office to investigate and prosecute violations of internal revenue laws by persons that appear to be engaged in violations of specified federal laws prohibiting forced labor, trafficking of individuals, and transportation of minors or aliens for immoral purposes and of state or territorial laws prohibiting the promotion of prostitution or of any commercial sex act. Directs such office to cooperate with the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Innocence Lost National Initiative of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Allow victims of human trafficking crimes to claim awards allowed for whistleblowing.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to increase civil and criminal penalties for tax evasion attributable to income derived from human trafficking and commercial sex act...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 21, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
May 21, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
May 21, 2014 Referred to House Ways and Means