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  • DelBene Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Online Sales Taxes
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Tax Reform

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) made the following statement shortly after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of allowing states to collect sales taxes on online purchases in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. “I am very pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision to abandon the outdated physical presence rule set by Quill. As in so many other areas, technology has evolved faster than the law and left us with at times bizarre, unfair results. This is a big win for local brick-and-mortar retaile... Read more

  • Modernizing the IRS and Protecting Taxpayers
    Posted in eNewsletters on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Dear Friend, Every year at this time, millions of Americans are filing their tax returns, and it’s our job to ensure that as the criminals get smarter, the IRS has the resources they need to protect taxpayers’ identities. This week, the House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills I helped introduce to do just that. These two pieces of legislation are part of a group of bills passed in the House this week to modernize the IRS. As a former tech CEO, I was astounded to learn that the IRS i... Read more

  • DelBene Bill Modernizing IRS Technology Passes House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) lauded the passage of her bipartisan legislation, the 21st Century IRS Act, which modernizes Internal Revenue Service (IRS) technology while also protecting the identities of taxpayers. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Bishop (R-MI), passed the House by a vote of 414 to 3. “There’s no reason for the IRS to have not entered the digital age by now, and this bill is an important step in the right direction. As we saw yesterday, technology is critical for a... Read more

  • DelBene Statement on IRS Online Payment System Crashing
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, member of the House Ways and Means Committee, made the following statement. “The notion that on Tax Day – when millions of hardworking people across the country are trying to pay their taxes lawfully and on time – the IRS’ online payment system suddenly crashes, shows there’s still much work to be done in addressing this critical issue. “I call on the IRS to grant extensions to anyone who is unable to pay their taxes on time through their website because of to... Read more

  • DelBene Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Protect Taxpayers from ID Theft
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene’s (WA-01) bipartisan legislation that offers taxpayers identity theft protection passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. Her bill, sponsored by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), offers all concerned taxpayers the option of signing up for an IP PIN over the next five years, which would be used to fight back against identity fraud when filing tax returns. “Today is Tax Day all across America – a day that should never equate with taxpayers having their identity... Read more

  • DelBene, Bishop Applaud Unanimous Committee Passage of Legislation to Modernize the IRS
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Science and Technology

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) applauded the unanimous House Ways and Means Committee passage of H.R. 5445, the 21st Century IRS Act, to modernize technology and protect taxpayer identity at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Their bipartisan legislation is part of a larger package of bills aimed to redesign and update the IRS for the first time in over 20 years. “As a former tech CEO, I was astounded to learn that the IRS is still using fax equip... Read more

  • Bipartisan DelBene-Paulsen ID Theft Prevention Bill Clears Key Committee Hurdle
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform, Science and Technology

    The House Committee on Ways and Means today approved H.R. 5437, bipartisan legislation introduced by Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN) that will reduce the risk of taxpayer identity theft by expanding the IRS’ Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) program. The legislation was approved this morning with a unanimous bipartisan vote. An IP PIN is a six-digit number assigned to taxpayers each year that helps the IRS validate the authenticity of a filer’s tax return. I... Read more

  • It's a done deal: Congress wraps up massive tax package
    Posted in In the News on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans delivered an epic overhaul of U.S. tax laws to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, bringing generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans while providing smaller cuts for middle- and low-income families. In a re-vote due to a last-minute hiccup, the House passed the massive $1.5 trillion tax package that affects everyone’s taxes but is dominated by breaks for business and higher earners. Democrats call the legislation a boon to the rich t... Read more

  • DelBene Opposes Massive Tax Giveaway to Corporate Special Interests at the Expense of Middle-Class Families
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01), who serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, opposed the Ryan-McConnell tax bill today on the House floor because it will increase taxes on millions of middle-class families. House Republicans still passed the bill without a single Democrat supporting the measure – it now heads to the Senate for further action. “In this Ryan-McConnell tax bill, Republicans have gifted the wealthiest corporations and individuals with massive new tax cut... Read more

  • Washington's U.S. House delegation votes along party lines on Republican tax bill
    Posted in In the News on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    Washington’s congressional delegation split predictably along partisan lines in Tuesday’s 227-203 vote to approve the Republican tax bill. Voting yes were all the state’s Republican representatives: Dave Reichert, R-Auburn; Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane; Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside; and Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Vancouver. Nationally, a dozen Republicans broke with the GOP to oppose the measure. No House Democrat voted for the bill, including all six from Washington state: Pramila Jayapal, D-Se... Read more