US SB1194 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-1)
Status: Introduced on April 11 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-04-11 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2019 This bill requires the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to establish and operate the following programs free of charge online tax preparation and filing software, a program for taxpayers to download third-party provided return information relating to individual income tax returns, and a program to permit individuals with simplified tax situations to elect to have the IRS prepare their returns. The IRS may not enter into any agreement which restricts its legal right to provide tax return preparation services, software, or tax return filing services. Individuals participating in, or accessing information from, the programs established by this bill must verify their identity to the satisfaction of the IRS. The IRS may not employ knowledge-based verification procedures to verify the identity of the individuals.

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Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2019



2019-04-11SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Same As/Similar To

HB2297 (Related) 2019-04-12 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.


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