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) 
Status:
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
Related Bills
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
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $1,700 Against $0
  2. January - February 2011 For $0 Against $0
  3. March - April 2011 For $-2,150 Against $0
  4. May - June 2011 For $0 Against $0
  5. July - August 2011 For $0 Against $0
  6. September - October 2011 For $4,250 Against $0
  7. November - December 2011 For $4,750 Against $0
  8. January - February 2012 For $21,000 Against $0
  9. March - April 2012 For $5,250 Against $0
  10. May - June 2012 For $4,100 Against $0
  11. July - August 2012 For $12,500 Against $0
  12. September - October 2012 For $16,850 Against $0
  13. November - December 2012 For $2,000 Against $0
  14. January - February 2013 For $5,000 Against $0
  15. March - April 2013 For $16,000 Against $0
  16. May - June 2013 For $21,800 Against $0
  17. July - August 2013 For $8,000 Against $0
  18. September - October 2013 For $16,900 Against $0
  19. November - December 2013 For $21,900 Against $0
  20. January - February 2014 For $6,000 Against $0
  21. March - April 2014 For $8,500 Against $0
  22. May - June 2014 For $10,550 Against $0
  23. July - August 2014 For $12,200 Against $0
  24. September - October 2014 For $47,400 Against $0
  25. November - December 2014 For $3,600 Against $0
  26. January - February 2015 For $13,250 Against $0
  27. March - April 2015 For $9,650 Against $0
  28. May - June 2015 For $24,865 Against $0
  29. July - August 2015 For $10,550 Against $0
  30. September - October 2015 For $35,375 Against $0
  31. November - December 2015 For $37,100 Against $0
  32. January - February 2016 For $19,700 Against $0
  33. March - April 2016 For $19,840 Against $0
  34. May - June 2016 For $52,699 Against $0
  35. July - August 2016 For $17,526 Against $0
  36. September - October 2016 For $67,243 Against $0
  37. November - December 2016 For $2,500 Against $0

Votes

    1 Organization Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    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.

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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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.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    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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    Legislator Filters
    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

    $ Donated
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