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House Ways And Means Committee Approves 1099 Repeal Legislation, Provides Relief to Small Businesses, Families and Individuals
Washington, DC – Today, the Committee on Ways and Means approved two separate pieces of legislation to repeal the onerous 1099 reporting provisions enacted in 2010. At the conclusion of the markup and approval of both H.R. 4, the “Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011,” and H.R. 705, the “Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011,” Chairman Camp made the following statement:
“The legislation approved by the Committee today is a victory for America’s small businesses, families and individuals. Congress should make every effort to reduce the heavy burden of paperwork that takes time, energy and resources away from creating jobs. Families and individuals who do something as common as rent out a room and either replace an appliance at their rental property or pay a lawn service should not have to worry about the added headache of reporting that transaction to the IRS.
“We took a fiscally responsible path to achieve this relief by reducing waste, fraud and abuse from the Democrats’ health care law, which also allowed us to reduce the deficit. I look forward to consideration of this legislation by the House very soon so that all those affected by the uncertainty of these provisions can breathe a long-awaited sigh of relief.”
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