S. 137 - Taxpayer Protection and Preparer Proficiency Act of 2015

Taxation. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to regulate tax return preparers. (by CRS) 
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The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Taxpayer Protection and Preparer Proficiency Act of 2015

S. 137 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to regulate tax return preparers. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title 31, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to regulate tax return preparers.
Other Titles
  • Taxpayer Protection and Preparer Proficiency Act of 2015
  • Taxpayer Protection and Preparer Proficiency Act of 2015
Sponsor
Ron Wyden
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Administrative remedies
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
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Major Actions
Introduced1/08/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/08/2015
1/08/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
1/08/2015Introduced in Senate
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Tax return services
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Taxpayer Protection and Preparer Proficiency Act of 2015

1 organization supported this bill

H & R Block
Kroh, Eric (2015, January 13). IRS Grip On Tax Preparers Will Weaken Without Legislation. Law 360. Retrieved March 31, 2015, from http://www.law360.com/articles/611055/irs-grip-on-tax-preparers-will-weaken-without-legislation.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from Tax return services interest groups, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$1,250$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,250$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$6,943$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$300$0
Roy BluntRMO$10,000$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$500$0
John BoozmanRAR$5,000$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$5,650$0
Richard BurrRNC$23,600$0
Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$1,500$0
Ben CardinDMD$9,250$0
Tom CarperDDE$3,500$0
Bob CaseyDPA$3,500$0
Bill CassidyRLA$3,000$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0
William Thad CochranRMS$500$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$2,600$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$27,200$0
Bob CorkerRTN$1,000$0
John CornynRTX$24,650$0
Tom CottonRAR$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$7,500$0
Ted CruzRTX$5,400$0
Steve DainesRMT$0$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
Dick DurbinDIL$100$0
Mike EnziRWY$6,000$0
Joni ErnstRIA$0$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$5,000$0
Deb FischerRNE$0$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$4,500$0
Al FrankenDMN$250$0
Cory GardnerRCO$2,600$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,000$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$45,800$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$62,800$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$2,850$0
Dean HellerRNV$6,000$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$6,250$0
John HoevenRND$0$0
Jim InhofeROK$0$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$16,900$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$500$0
Tim KaineDVA$1,500$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$500$0
Mark KirkRIL$11,900$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
James LankfordROK$0$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
Mike LeeRUT$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$0$0
John McCainRAZ$2,700$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$8,250$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$5,000$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$5,400$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0
Jerry MoranRKS$10,500$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$2,700$0
Chris MurphyDCT$675$0
Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,500$0
Rand PaulRKY$2,700$0
David PerdueRGA$6,200$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$500$0
Rob PortmanROH$37,715$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
Harry ReidDNV$5,000$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$26,900$0
Mike RoundsRSD$7,800$0
Marco RubioRFL$2,350$0
Bernie SandersIVT$950$0
Ben SasseRNE$10,400$0
Brian SchatzDHI$31,400$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$17,000$0
Tim ScottRSC$1,000$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$7,500$0
Dan SullivanRAK$500$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,000$0
John ThuneRSD$5,000$0
Thom TillisRNC$0$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$14,515$0
Tom UdallDNM$0$0
David VitterRLA$-2,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$2,000$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,700$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$0
Ron WydenDOR$20,000$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$1,250$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$1,250$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$6,943$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$300$0
Roy BluntRMO$10,000$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$500$0
John BoozmanRAR$5,000$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$5,650$0
Richard BurrRNC$23,600$0
Maria CantwellDWA$0$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$1,500$0
Ben CardinDMD$9,250$0
Tom CarperDDE$3,500$0
Bob CaseyDPA$3,500$0
Bill CassidyRLA$3,000$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$0$0
William Thad CochranRMS$500$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$2,600$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$27,200$0
Bob CorkerRTN$1,000$0
John CornynRTX$24,650$0
Tom CottonRAR$0$0
Mike CrapoRID$7,500$0
Ted CruzRTX$5,400$0
Steve DainesRMT$0$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$0$0
Dick DurbinDIL$100$0
Mike EnziRWY$6,000$0
Joni ErnstRIA$0$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$5,000$0
Deb FischerRNE$0$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$4,500$0
Al FrankenDMN$250$0
Cory GardnerRCO$2,600$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,000$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$45,800$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$62,800$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$0$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$2,850$0
Dean HellerRNV$6,000$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$6,250$0
John HoevenRND$0$0
Jim InhofeROK$0$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$16,900$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$500$0
Tim KaineDVA$1,500$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$500$0
Mark KirkRIL$11,900$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$0
James LankfordROK$0$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$0
Mike LeeRUT$0$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$0$0
John McCainRAZ$2,700$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$8,250$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$5,000$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$5,400$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0
Jerry MoranRKS$10,500$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$2,700$0
Chris MurphyDCT$675$0
Patty MurrayDWA$0$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,500$0
Rand PaulRKY$2,700$0
David PerdueRGA$6,200$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$500$0
Rob PortmanROH$37,715$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0
Harry ReidDNV$5,000$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$26,900$0
Mike RoundsRSD$7,800$0
Marco RubioRFL$2,350$0
Bernie SandersIVT$950$0
Ben SasseRNE$10,400$0
Brian SchatzDHI$31,400$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$17,000$0
Tim ScottRSC$1,000$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$1,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$7,500$0
Dan SullivanRAK$500$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,000$0
John ThuneRSD$5,000$0
Thom TillisRNC$0$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$14,515$0
Tom UdallDNM$0$0
David VitterRLA$-2,000$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$2,000$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,700$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$1,000$0
Ron WydenDOR$20,000$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Tax return services$558,398

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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