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S. 2789 - Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016

Taxation. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a free online tax preparation and filing service and programs that allow taxpayers to access third-party provided tax return information. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016

S. 2789 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a free online tax preparation and filing service and programs that allow taxpayers to access third-party provided tax return information. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a free online tax preparation and filing service and programs that allow taxpayers to access third-party provided tax return information.
Other Titles
  • Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016
  • Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016
Sponsor
Elizabeth Warren
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Computers and information technology
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced4/13/2016
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced4/13/2016
    4/13/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    4/13/2016Introduced in Senate
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    $0
    $558,398
    $4,556,122
    $5,114,520
    0 Organizations Supported and 11 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2016

    0 organizations supported this bill

    11 organizations opposed this bill

    Drake Software
    Free File Alliance (2016, April 14). Free File Program says 'Tax Filing Simplification Act' Would Create a Conflict of Interest & End a Free Program that's Working for Taxpayers. Retrieved April 14, 2016, from PR Newswire.
    ezTaxReturn
    Free File Alliance (2016, April 14). Free File Program says 'Tax Filing Simplification Act' Would Create a Conflict of Interest & End a Free Program that's Working for Taxpayers. Retrieved April 14, 2016, from PR Newswire.
    FileYourTaxes
    Free File Alliance (2016, April 14). Free File Program says 'Tax Filing Simplification Act' Would Create a Conflict of Interest & End a Free Program that's Working for Taxpayers. Retrieved April 14, 2016, from PR Newswire.
    Free File Alliance
    Free File Alliance (2016, April 14). Free File Program says 'Tax Filing Simplification Act' Would Create a Conflict of Interest & End a Free Program that's Working for Taxpayers. Retrieved April 14, 2016, from PR Newswire.
    H & R Block
    Free File Alliance (2016, April 14). Free File Program says 'Tax Filing Simplification Act' Would Create a Conflict of Interest & End a Free Program that's Working for Taxpayers. Retrieved April 14, 2016, from PR Newswire.
    Intuit
    Free File Alliance (2016, April 14). Free File Program says 'Tax Filing Simplification Act' Would Create a Conflict of Interest & End a Free Program that's Working for Taxpayers. Retrieved April 14, 2016, from PR Newswire.
    Jackson Hewitt
    Free File Alliance (2016, April 14). Free File Program says 'Tax Filing Simplification Act' Would Create a Conflict of Interest & End a Free Program that's Working for Taxpayers. Retrieved April 14, 2016, from PR Newswire.
    Liberty Tax
    Free File Alliance (2016, April 14). Free File Program says 'Tax Filing Simplification Act' Would Create a Conflict of Interest & End a Free Program that's Working for Taxpayers. Retrieved April 14, 2016, from PR Newswire.
    TaxACT
    Free File Alliance (2016, April 14). Free File Program says 'Tax Filing Simplification Act' Would Create a Conflict of Interest & End a Free Program that's Working for Taxpayers. Retrieved April 14, 2016, from PR Newswire.
    TaxHawk
    Free File Alliance (2016, April 14). Free File Program says 'Tax Filing Simplification Act' Would Create a Conflict of Interest & End a Free Program that's Working for Taxpayers. Retrieved April 14, 2016, from PR Newswire.
    TaxSlayer
    Free File Alliance (2016, April 14). Free File Program says 'Tax Filing Simplification Act' Would Create a Conflict of Interest & End a Free Program that's Working for Taxpayers. Retrieved April 14, 2016, from PR Newswire.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, 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$0$16,450
    Kelly AyotteRNH$0$93,550
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$56,196
    John BarrassoRWY$0$16,500
    Michael F. BennetDCO$0$73,883
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$69,843
    Roy BluntRMO$0$72,200
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$80,175
    John BoozmanRAR$0$22,500
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$1,300
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$29,340
    Richard BurrRNC$0$65,400
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$150,749
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$12,750
    Ben CardinDMD$0$20,583
    Tom CarperDDE$0$39,000
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$34,330
    Bill CassidyRLA$0$53,550
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$2,000
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$27,850
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$26,150
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$63,650
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$8,250
    John CornynRTX$0$83,898
    Tom CottonRAR$0$39,250
    Mike CrapoRID$0$35,140
    Ted CruzRTX$0$84,200
    Steve DainesRMT$0$81,665
    Joe DonnellyDIN$0$16,425
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$14,450
    Mike EnziRWY$0$14,500
    Joni ErnstRIA$0$8,100
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$54,150
    Deb FischerRNE$0$14,800
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$49,050
    Al FrankenDMN$0$77,105
    Cory GardnerRCO$0$46,600
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$61,600
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$53,700
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$63,250
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$172,300
    Martin HeinrichDNM$0$31,450
    Heidi HeitkampDND$0$28,335
    Dean HellerRNV$0$53,700
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$30,214
    John HoevenRND$0$12,500
    Jim InhofeROK$0$14,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$53,750
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$39,925
    Tim KaineDVA$0$134,750
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$15,338
    Mark KirkRIL$0$23,000
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$57,340
    James LankfordROK$0$39,800
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$64,255
    Mike LeeRUT$0$89,810
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$22,000
    Ed MarkeyDMA$0$120,150
    John McCainRAZ$0$61,325
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$61,835
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$107,750
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$56,650
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$57,900
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$1,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$34,250
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$5,900
    Chris MurphyDCT$0$25,925
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$167,112
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$42,100
    Rand PaulRKY$0$48,428
    David PerdueRGA$0$55,745
    Gary C. PetersDMI$0$45,300
    Rob PortmanROH$0$96,465
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$9,700
    Harry ReidDNV$0$37,500
    Jim RischRID$0$12,500
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$57,550
    Mike RoundsRSD$0$27,400
    Marco RubioRFL$0$96,393
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$4,171
    Ben SasseRNE$0$31,300
    Brian SchatzDHI$0$77,250
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$178,700
    Tim ScottRSC$0$44,300
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$2,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$52,565
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$3,000
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$29,547
    Dan SullivanRAK$0$24,600
    Jon TesterDMT$0$36,933
    John ThuneRSD$0$43,750
    Thom TillisRNC$0$34,830
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$92,750
    Tom UdallDNM$0$16,600
    David VitterRLA$0$7,000
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$136,607
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$194,939
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$58,366
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$7,000
    Ron WydenDOR$0$92,385

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    Legislator Filters
    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$16,450
    Kelly AyotteRNH$0$93,550
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$56,196
    John BarrassoRWY$0$16,500
    Michael F. BennetDCO$0$73,883
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$69,843
    Roy BluntRMO$0$72,200
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$80,175
    John BoozmanRAR$0$22,500
    Barbara BoxerDCA$0$1,300
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$29,340
    Richard BurrRNC$0$65,400
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$150,749
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$12,750
    Ben CardinDMD$0$20,583
    Tom CarperDDE$0$39,000
    Bob CaseyDPA$0$34,330
    Bill CassidyRLA$0$53,550
    Daniel CoatsRIN$0$2,000
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$27,850
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$26,150
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$63,650
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$8,250
    John CornynRTX$0$83,898
    Tom CottonRAR$0$39,250
    Mike CrapoRID$0$35,140
    Ted CruzRTX$0$84,200
    Steve DainesRMT$0$81,665
    Joe DonnellyDIN$0$16,425
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$14,450
    Mike EnziRWY$0$14,500
    Joni ErnstRIA$0$8,100
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$54,150
    Deb FischerRNE$0$14,800
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$49,050
    Al FrankenDMN$0$77,105
    Cory GardnerRCO$0$46,600
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$61,600
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$53,700
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$63,250
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$172,300
    Martin HeinrichDNM$0$31,450
    Heidi HeitkampDND$0$28,335
    Dean HellerRNV$0$53,700
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$30,214
    John HoevenRND$0$12,500
    Jim InhofeROK$0$14,500
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$53,750
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$39,925
    Tim KaineDVA$0$134,750
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$15,338
    Mark KirkRIL$0$23,000
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$57,340
    James LankfordROK$0$39,800
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$64,255
    Mike LeeRUT$0$89,810
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$22,000
    Ed MarkeyDMA$0$120,150
    John McCainRAZ$0$61,325
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$61,835
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$107,750
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$56,650
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$57,900
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$1,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$34,250
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$5,900
    Chris MurphyDCT$0$25,925
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$167,112
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$42,100
    Rand PaulRKY$0$48,428
    David PerdueRGA$0$55,745
    Gary C. PetersDMI$0$45,300
    Rob PortmanROH$0$96,465
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$9,700
    Harry ReidDNV$0$37,500
    Jim RischRID$0$12,500
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$57,550
    Mike RoundsRSD$0$27,400
    Marco RubioRFL$0$96,393
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$4,171
    Ben SasseRNE$0$31,300
    Brian SchatzDHI$0$77,250
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$178,700
    Tim ScottRSC$0$44,300
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$2,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$52,565
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$3,000
    Debbie StabenowDMI$0$29,547
    Dan SullivanRAK$0$24,600
    Jon TesterDMT$0$36,933
    John ThuneRSD$0$43,750
    Thom TillisRNC$0$34,830
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$92,750
    Tom UdallDNM$0$16,600
    David VitterRLA$0$7,000
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$136,607
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$194,939
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$58,366
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$7,000
    Ron WydenDOR$0$92,385

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Computer software$4,556,122
    Tax return services$558,398
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