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  • Bipartisan Group of 103 Lawmakers Urges House Leadership to Prioritize Affordable Housing in Next COVID-19 Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Housing

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Jackie Walorski (IN-02) led a bipartisan effort calling on House leadership to prioritize affordable housing measures in the next COVID-19 package. In a letter, 103 lawmakers urged enhancements to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) be included in the next COVID-19 bill to support affordable housing production and address disruptions caused by the current public health and economic crisis. The Housing Credit has been a proven tool t... Read more

  • DelBene Leads Bipartisan Call for to Resolve Remaining Stimulus Payment Issues
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Today, Representative Suzan DelBene (WA-01), along with Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10), Jackie Walorski (IN-02), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), led a bipartisan call to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to resolve several issues around Economic Impact Payments. In a letter signed by 111 members of Congress to IRS Commissioner Rettig, the lawmakers outline specific issues caseworkers are hearing about including delayed payments, issues around deceased spouses, “Get My Payment” tool issu... Read more

  • DelBene, LaHood Introduce Bill to Extend “Mailbox Rule” to Electronic Tax Payments and Documents Filings
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Today, Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Darin LaHood (IL-18) introduced bipartisan legislation to extend the “Mailbox Rule” to allow tax payments scheduled through the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) on or before the due date to be considered timely paid. Currently, tax payments paid through EFTPS must be scheduled by 8 pm the day before the due date to be considered timely by the IRS. This legislation would create parity between electronic payments and mailed in payments.... Read more

  • House Passes Heroes Act with DelBene Provisions to Avoid 60 Million Layoffs, Support Families, Continue Essential Services, and Ramp Up Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform, Housing

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its next major piece of urgently-needed legislation to address the COVID-19 outbreak, the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800). This bill will protect American lives and our economy from the devastation of this pandemic. “The House of Representatives continues to meet this historic crisis with bold action to protect Americans and ward off an economic catastrophe. This bill will make sure workers and families don’t have to choose between paying their rent and fee... Read more

  • Group of Bipartisan Members Introduce Legislation to Reduce Layoffs by Expanding Employee Retention Tax Credit
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), John Katko (NY-24), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today introduced bipartisan legislation to enhance the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) that Congress recently enacted in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The members are pushing for their bipartisan proposal to be included in the next bill that Congress crafts to combat COVID-19. The ERTC encourages businesses of all sizes to... Read more

  • DelBene Secures Tax Extension for Non-profit Hospitals, Universities, Other Tax-exempt Organizations
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Budget and Fiscal Responsibility

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) applauded the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extending the 2019 federal tax filing and payment deadline for tax-exempt organizations, such as nonprofits, hospitals, and universities from May 15 to July 15. On April 3, DelBene led a letter to the IRS calling for these changes and was joined by 33 members of Congress. “The IRS made the right decision to extend the tax filing and payment deadline for tax-exempt organizations,” said DelBene. “Just like indi... Read more

  • DelBene, Schweikert Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ease Use of Virtual Currency
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) introduced the Virtual Currency Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 5635), a bipartisan bill which would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to specifically address transactions made with virtual currency. This bill creates a structure for taxing purchases made with virtual currency, further strengthening the legitimacy of virtual currency in the digital economy by creating parity in the tax code. Currently, any gains rea... Read more

  • DelBene, LaHood Bill to Empower Small Business Receives Strong Industry Support
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL) are pleased to announce overwhelming industry support for their bipartisan legislation – the Small Business Tax Fairness and Compliance Simplification Act (H.R. 1349). In a letter, over 3,300 salon owners and beauty professionals expressed their support for H.R. 1349, which would reduce compliance burdens for tens of thousands of small businesses in the beauty industry. This bicameral, bipartisan bill would extend the tax co... Read more

  • DelBene Applauds Passage of Cadillac Tax Repeal
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Tax Reform

    Today, the House of Representatives passed the Middle-Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, which repeals the “Cadillac Tax,” a 40% excise tax on the most expensive health care plans which came into existence under the Affordable Care Act. “Everyday families worry far too much about the rising costs of health care. The Cadillac Tax will drive up out-of-pocket costs for nearly half of American workers in just a few short years. While the intended goal of the Cadillac tax was to put downwa... Read more

  • Strengthening the Child Tax Credit
    Posted in eNewsletters on March 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Dear Friend, Every child deserves a fair shot at success. Today, too many parents are facing difficult realities as they try to raise a family. Stagnating wages, higher housing costs, and student loan debt are making it harder for parents to give their children the opportunities they need to succeed. In Washington state, approximately 226,000 children live below the poverty line. That’s why I, along with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introdu... Read more