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H.R.735 Rangel Rule Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 31, 2009 Motion to Discharge Committee filed by Mr. Carter. Petition No: 111-2.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • 89% of users support H.R.735

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • A direct reference to current House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel's (D-NY) recent tax scandals, this bill would allow taxpayers to write "Rangel Rule" on their return when paying back taxes in order to avoid paying IRS penalties and fees.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: A direct reference to current House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel's (D-NY) recent tax scandals, this bill would allow taxpayers to write "Rangel Rule" on their return when paying back taxes in order to avoid paying IRS penalties and fees.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 03, 2009, by arkadyka - This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen! I want to see how the tax cheats themselves vote on this thing. MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

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      As noted by arkadyka, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 03, 2009, "This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen! I want to see how the tax cheats themselves vote on this thing. MAKE IT HAPPEN!!"
    • On February 09, 2009, by hank - This would be wonderful.

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      As noted by hank, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 09, 2009, "This would be wonderful."
    • On September 05, 2009, by Phyllie - It's interesting to me that these guys went for 6 or more years without the IRS filing levies and liens on them. But for the rest of us they swoop in and clean out bank accounts in a matter of months. The IRS, just like all the other enforcement agencies in our country, always take the path of least resistance and go after the little guys because they're more easily intimidated.

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      As noted by Phyllie, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 05, 2009, "It's interesting to me that these guys went for 6 or more years without the IRS filing levies and liens on them. But for the rest of us they swoop in and clean out bank accounts in a matter of months. The IRS, just like all the other enforcement agencies in our country, always take the path of least resistance and go after the little guys because they're more easily intimidated."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.735: Government Neutrality in Contracting Act - U.S. Congress ... - February 14, 2011 by opencongress.org - Sullivan's Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (HR 735) and a similar bill (S. 119) would largely invalidate the President's Order in the absence of special circumstances. Section (a) of the bill states: ... Source: Seth Borden ... OpenCongres

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      As noted by opencongress.org on February 14, 2011, "Sullivan's Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (HR 735) and a similar bill (S. 119) would largely invalidate the President's Order in the absence of special circumstances. Section (a) of the bill states: ... Source: Seth Borden ... OpenCongres" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h735/show)
    • Corruption is Acceptable to Congressional Leaders - December 11, 2010 by Reviews on Everything!! - Carter introduced the Rangel Rule Act of 2009 (HR 735), a tongue-in-cheek proposal that would have allowed all taxpayers to not pay penalties and interest on back taxes, in reference to Rangel not yet having paid his. ...

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      As noted by Reviews on Everything!! on December 11, 2010, "Carter introduced the Rangel Rule Act of 2009 (HR 735), a tongue-in-cheek proposal that would have allowed all taxpayers to not pay penalties and interest on back taxes, in reference to Rangel not yet having paid his. ..." (http://reviews-on-everything.com/2010/12/12/corruption-is-acceptable-to-congressional-leaders/)
    • » Friday Free-for-All: Rangel Edition - Big Government - December 02, 2010 by Big Government - "Under H.R. 735, if you're caught cheating on your taxes, you would pay what you owe, then write “Rangel Rule” at the top of your return, and you wouldn't be charged any penalty or interest. That way, Carter said when he introduced the ...

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      As noted by Big Government on December 02, 2010, ""Under H.R. 735, if you're caught cheating on your taxes, you would pay what you owe, then write “Rangel Rule” at the top of your return, and you wouldn't be charged any penalty or interest. That way, Carter said when he introduced the ..." (http://biggovernment.com/publius/2010/12/03/friday-free-for-all-rangel-edition-2/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • "Rangel Rule" bill introduced for tax cheats - February 03, 2009 by Examiner.com - Carter, a former longtime Texas judge, today introduced the Rangel Rule Act of 2009, HR 735, which would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from charging ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on February 03, 2009, "Carter, a former longtime Texas judge, today introduced the Rangel Rule Act of 2009, HR 735, which would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from charging ..." (http://www.examiner.com/x-2304-DC-Republican-Examiner~y2009m2d3-Rangel-Rule-bill-introduced-for-tax-cheats)
    • LIGHTNING ROUND: THE DASCHLE DODGE. - February 01, 2009 by Tapped, DC - The gist of HR 735, introduced by Rep. John Carter (R-TX), reproduced here without further comment: "Any individual who is a citizen of the United States ...

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      As noted by Tapped, DC on February 01, 2009, "The gist of HR 735, introduced by Rep. John Carter (R-TX), reproduced here without further comment: "Any individual who is a citizen of the United States ..." (http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tapped_archive?month=02&year=2009&base_name=lightning_round_the_daschle_do)
    • The Rangel Rule - January 27, 2009 by The Weekly Standard - Carter, a former longtime Texas judge, today introduced the Rangel Rule Act of 2009, HR 735, which would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from charging ...

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      As noted by The Weekly Standard on January 27, 2009, "Carter, a former longtime Texas judge, today introduced the Rangel Rule Act of 2009, HR 735, which would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from charging ..." (http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/01/the_rangel_rule.asp)
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