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H.R.4426 - Wall Street Bonus Tax Act
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a 50 percent tax on bonuses paid by TARP recipients.
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Mr. WELCH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Small Business, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concernedCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. EXCISE TAX ON BONUSES RECEIVED BY EMPLOYEES OF BUSINESSES RECEIVING TARP FUNDS.
‘SEC. 4999A. BONUSES PAID BY TARP RECIPIENTS.
‘(a) In General- In the case of any payment of compensation during 2010 in the nature of a bonus by a TARP recipient to any employee or former employee of such recipient, there is hereby imposed a tax equal to 50 percent of so much of such compensation as exceeds $50,000.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(3) ENTITIES ACQUIRED BY TARP RECIPIENTS- If more than 50 percent of the equity interests in any person is acquired by a TARP recipient, such person shall be treated as a TARP recipient for purposes of this section and subsection (a) shall apply to applicable compensation paid by such person after the earlier of the date of such acquisition or the date that such acquisition is announced.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(4) CERTAIN CONTROLLED GROUPS, ETC- All employees who are treated as employed by a single employer under subsections (b), (c), or (m) of section 414 shall be treated as employed by a single employer for purposes of this section.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 3. DIRECT LENDING PROGRAM FOR SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS.
(a) Establishment- The Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall establish and carry out a program under which the Administrator is authorized to make loans directly to small business concerns.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Administration- To the extent practicable, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall carry out the program established under subsection (a) in a manner similar to the loan program under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (
(c) Funding- The Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall carry out the program established under subsection (a) using amounts made available to the Administrator under section 9511 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH FUND.
‘SEC. 9511. SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH FUND.
‘(a) Creation of Trust Fund- There is established in the Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known as the ‘Small Business Growth Fund’, consisting of such amounts as may be appropriated or credited to such Fund as provided in this section or section 9602(b).CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(b) Transfers to Trust Fund- There are hereby appropriated to the Small Business Growth Fund amounts equivalent to the taxes received in the Treasury under section 4999A.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(c) Expenditures- Amounts in the Small Business Growth Fund shall be available, as provided in appropriations Acts, only for carrying out the direct lending program for small business concerns under section 3 of the Wall Street Bonus Act, as in effect on the date of the enactment of such Act.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink