More on Tax Reform
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 3590, the Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 261-147.
Washington, D.C. – This week, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced HR 5610, the Earthquake Mitigation Tax Incentive Act, bipartisan legislation to exclude earthquake mitigation incentives from being taxed at the federal level. California has already made these incentives tax-free at the state level.
WASHINGTON - Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 5053, the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act. The bill passed on the House floor.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) today voted for H.R. 3832, The Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Prevention Act of 2016. The measure passed the House overwhelmingly.
This bill directs the IRS to enhance the agency’s efforts in combating the growing problem of identity theft. Specifically, the bill requires the IRS to notify taxpayers of any instances of identity theft detected by the IRS, and to provide affected taxpayers with information on the circumstances of such theft.
WASHINGTON- Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted in favor of a package of bills this week designed to protect taxpayers and bring accountability to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) voted for HR 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act. Rep. Cook was a co-sponsor of this bill.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) voted on a series of bills to change how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) conducts business. These commonsense reforms will make the IRS more transparent and accountable to the American taxpayer.
The following bills were passed by the House today:
WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R- Apple Valley) voted for H.R. 644, the Fighting Hunger Incentive Act. This bill makes permanent the enhanced deduction for charitable contributions by businesses.
This legislation will allow tax-free distributions from IRA accounts for charitable purposes. Allowing for these tax-free distributions encourages contributions to local food banks by making permanent a food inventory donation provision in the tax code.
WASHINGTON – Representative Paul Cook (R - Apple Valley) voted today in favor of H.R. 4438, the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014. This bill will incentivize major US innovation in the medical, pharmaceutical, energy, and chemical fields by allowing increased tax credits for research expenses.