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SB 884 - Tax Amnesty Period - Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Tax Amnesty Period

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (57-48) - (Key vote)

Title: Tax Amnesty Period

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and adopt additional amendments to a bill that establishes a period of amnesty from all criminal and civil penalties imposed for a failure to file a tax return, failure to pay a tax, or making an excessive claim for a tax refund beginning May 15, 2011 through June 30, 2011.

Highlights:
-Requires individuals to do the following in order to be eligible for the amnesty period (Sec. 31):
    -File a written request for a waiver; -File a tax return or an amended tax return; and -Make a full lump-sum payment of the tax and interest no later than the last day of the amnesty period.
-Specifies that the amnesty does not apply to taxes due after December 31, 2009 (Sec. 31). -Appropriates $6.8 million of the revenue from the required aforementioned lump-sum payments to the Department of Treasury for administrative costs and for promoting public awareness of the amnesty program (Sec. 31). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee of the Whole.
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (33-4) - (Key vote)

Title: Tax Amnesty Period

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and adopt additional amendments to a bill that establishes a period of amnesty from all criminal and civil penalties imposed for a failure to file a tax return, failure to pay a tax, or making an excessive claim for a tax refund beginning May 15, 2011 through June 30, 2011.

Highlights:
-Requires individuals to do the following in order to be eligible for the amnesty period (Sec. 31):
    -File a written request for a waiver; -File a tax return or an amended tax return; and -Make a full lump-sum payment of the tax and interest no later than the last day of the amnesty period.
-Specifies that the amnesty does not apply to taxes due after December 31, 2009 (Sec. 31). -Appropriates $6.8 million of the revenue from the required aforementioned lump-sum payments to the Department of Treasury for administrative costs and for promoting public awareness of the amnesty program (Sec. 31). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee of the Whole.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (58-49) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Tax Amnesty Period

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the State Treasurer to establish a 30 to 60 day tax amnesty period ending before December 31, 2009 for all criminal and civil penalties imposed for a failure to file a tax return, failure to pay a tax, or making an excessive claim for a tax refund.

Highlights:
-Requires individuals to do the following in order to be eligible for the amnesty period (Sec. 31):
    -File a written request for a waiver; -File a tax return or an amended tax return; and -Make a full lump-sum payment or the following installment payments:
      -For individuals, the greater of $10,000 or 50 percent of the tax and interest due must be included with the request for a waiver, and the second installment is due no later than December 20, 2009; and -For non-individuals, the greater of $100,000 or 50 percent of the tax and interest due must be included with the request for a waiver, and the second installment is due no later than December 20, 2009.
-Specifies that the amnesty does not apply to taxes due after October 1, 2009 (Sec. 31). -Establishes a penalty of 20 percent of the amount of tax due for a failure to file a return or pay a tax due before October 1, 2009 during the tax amnesty period (Sec. 24). -Appropriates $1 million for the Department of Treasury for fiscal year 2009-2010 to administer the tax amnesty period (Sec. 31). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee of the Whole.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) - (Key vote)

Title: Tax Amnesty Period

Sponsors

  • Nancy C. Cassis (MI - R) (Out Of Office)

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