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13-H1554 on Apr 15, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act
Source: H.R.1554 / S.268
Congressional Summary:Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act: to impose restrictions on foreign jurisdictions or financial institutions operating in the US that are of prime money laundering concern or that significantly impede US tax enforcement.
  • treat foreign corporations controlled primarily in the US, as domestic corporations for tax purposes
  • require tax withholding agents and financial institutions to report certain information about owners of foreign-owned financial accounts,
  • treat swap payments sent offshore as taxable US source income,
  • increase penalties for promoting abusive tax shelters and for aiding and abetting the understatement of tax liability
  • prohibit tax advisor contingent fee agreements for obtaining a tax savings or benefit
  • requires corporations registered with the SEC to report annually, on a country-by country basis, on employees, pre-tax gross revenues, and payments made to foreign governments
  • authorizes a fine of up to $1 million for failure to disclose any holding or transaction involving a foreign entity that would otherwise be subject to disclosure requirements
  • publishes a rule requiring investment advisors to establish anti-money laundering programs and submit suspicious activity reports
  • Extends anti-money laundering requirements to persons engaged in the business of forming new businesses or other legal entities.

Proponent's argument for bill: (by Jubilee USA Network, a religious antipoverty organization):

"The religious community couldn't be more pleased with this vital legislation that protects poor people inside and outside our borders. This legislation means that corporations can't rob billions of dollars from poor people across the globe. A critical piece of the legislation is country-by-country reporting of corporate payments to governments. Reporting at this level sheds light on the tax dodging that hurts all of us."

Also see the related Senate bill S.268

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Question 11: Higher taxes on the wealthy Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Corporations
  • Headline: Sponsored enforcing against corporate offshore tax haven banking (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Enforce against corporate offshore tax haven banking (Score: 1)

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Democrats participating in 13-H1554

Karen Bass s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 15, 2013
Xavier Becerra s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 15, 2013
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratApr 15, 2013
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)Apr 15, 2013
Judy Chu s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 15, 2013
David Cicilline s1oRhode Island DemocratApr 15, 2013
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee DemocratApr 15, 2013
John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratApr 15, 2013
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland DemocratApr 15, 2013
Peter Defazio s1oOregon DemocratApr 15, 2013
Diana DeGette s1oColorado DemocratApr 15, 2013
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut DemocratApr 15, 2013
Ted Deutch s1oFlorida DemocratApr 15, 2013
John Dingell s1oMichigan Democrat (retiring 2014)Apr 15, 2013
Lloyd Doggett s2pTexas DemocratApr 15, 2013
Donna Edwards s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Apr 15, 2013
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota DemocratApr 15, 2013
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 15, 2013
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania DemocratMay 16, 2013
Marcia Fudge s1oOhio DemocratMay 16, 2013
John Garamendi s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 15, 2013
Gene Green s1oTexas DemocratApr 15, 2013
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona DemocratApr 15, 2013
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois DemocratApr 15, 2013
Brian Higgins s1oNew York DemocratApr 15, 2013
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014)Apr 15, 2013
Jared Huffman s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 15, 2013
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas DemocratApr 15, 2013
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia DemocratApr 15, 2013
James Langevin s1oRhode Island DemocratApr 15, 2013
John Larson s1oConnecticut DemocratApr 15, 2013
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 15, 2013
John Lewis s1oGeorgia DemocratApr 15, 2013
Dan Lipinski s1oIllinois DemocratApr 15, 2013
David Loebsack s1oIowa DemocratApr 15, 2013
Steve Lynch s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013)Apr 15, 2013
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic ChallengerApr 15, 2013
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratApr 15, 2013
Jim McDermott s1oWashington DemocratApr 15, 2013
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratApr 15, 2013
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014)Apr 15, 2013
Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin DemocratApr 15, 2013
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014)Apr 15, 2013
Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey DemocratApr 15, 2013
Donald Payne Jr. s1oNew Jersey DemocratApr 15, 2013
Gary Peters s1oMI Democratic ChallengerApr 15, 2013
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois DemocratApr 15, 2013
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratApr 15, 2013
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 15, 2013
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York DemocratApr 15, 2013
John Tierney s1oMassachusetts DemocratApr 15, 2013
Paul Tonko s1oNew York DemocratApr 15, 2013
Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts DemocratApr 15, 2013
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Apr 15, 2013
Peter Welch s1oVermont DemocratApr 15, 2013
John Yarmuth s1oKentucky DemocratApr 15, 2013

Republicans participating in 13-H1554

Independents participating in 13-H1554

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 56
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

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