Federal Legislation
June 23, 2003

H.R. 2446 - Permanent Marriage Tax Elimination Act of 2003

Action Requested:
None at this time.

Background:
Official purpose: A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permanently extend the marriage penalty tax relief enacted by the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003.

Introduced June 12, 2003 by Rep. Jerry Weller

Cosponsors (17)

Status:

6/12/2003: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
12/31/2004: This bill is "dead". It was not passed into law before the end of the 108th Congress.

Bill Summary and Status

HSLDA's Position:
On June 7, 2001 President Bush signed into law the marriage penalty tax relief act (Public Law No: 107-16). This new law amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by gradually reducing the marriage tax penalty, adjusting the standard deduction, the 15 percent rate bracket, and the earned income credit. The new law was set to begin after December 31, 2004.

If passed into law, H.R. 2446 would amend current law and eliminate the marriage penalty tax by extending the marriage tax relief permanently. HSLDA has been a long supporter of the marriage penalty tax relief plan.

 Other Resources

Marriage Tax Penalty Issue Folder

Related bill: S. 1196

Related bill: H.R. 759

Related bill: S. 120

H.R. 2446 (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)