Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Filemon Vela (TX-34) announced the introduction of four pieces of tax legislation meant to reduce taxpayer burdens and enhance taxpayer protections. The bills were unveiled ahead of the State of Texas’ deadline to file a federal tax return by June 15th.  

“I am proud to introduce this package of critical legislation to ensure every tax-paying family is served by a flexible, trustworthy tax system,” said Vela. “The IRS received over 150 million tax returns this year – it is our duty to ensure those returns are processed efficiently, honestly, and accurately. Together, these bills provide a series of reforms and protections so that Texans, and all Americans, can file their taxes with peace of mind.”

The introduced pieces of legislation include: 

  • H.R. 3738 The John Lewis Taxpayer Protection Act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce taxpayer burdens and enhance taxpayer protections, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3737 To establish minimum competency standards for tax return preparers, and for other purposes.
  • H.R. 3736 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to waive the fee for installment agreements paid by electronic payment through a debit instrument
  • H.R. 3735 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide electronic filing receipts to taxpayers who file tax returns via electronic filing process, and for other purposes.

 

 

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