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S.2043: Stop IRS Overreach Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Deb Fischer, R-Neb.
Total Cosponsors 7 (All Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 26, 2014
Latest Major Action Feb. 26, 2014
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Bill Summary

Stop IRS Overreach 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 the circumstances under which such questions would be asked.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 26, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.