DC Tax Flash: House Hearing Tomorrow Will Focus on Individual Tax Relief

Tax Alert
06.17.2020

The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on tax relief for workers and families during the coronavirus outbreak.

The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:

  • Amy Matsui, Senior Counsel, The National Women’s Law Center;
  • Indivar Dutta-Gupta, Co-Executive Director, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality at the Georgetown University Law Center;
  • Allison Bovell-Ammon, Director of Policy Strategy for Children's HealthWatch at Boston Medical Center;
  • Martha Rodriguez, Preschool educator, Renton, WA; and
  • Kyle Pomerleau, Resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

​The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) has issued a report in conjunction with tomorrow's hearing that describes current and recently expired individual refundable income tax credits. The report also describes "provisions in a recent legislative proposal, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, H.R. 6800, to expand certain individual refundable credits, and discusses policy considerations and data regarding these credits," the JCT explains.

The HEROES Act passed the House last month on a mostly partisan 208-199 tally. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has largely ignored the bill since it passed, although he has indicated that further legislation to address the coronavirus will probably be needed later this summer. 

The text of the JCT report is posted here.

More information on tomorrow's hearing is posted here.


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