Good news! H.R. 4 Rep. Dan Lundren’s “Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011″ (current name) passed in the House of Representatives by roll call vote on Mar 3, 2011.

The totals were 314-112, 6 not voting with 100% of Republicans supporting, 60% of Democrats opposing.

Senator Mike Johanns introduced an identical bill in the Senate on January 25, 2011; S. 18: The “Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act.” This bill is being reviewed by the Senate Finance Committee.

It’s not known yet whether the Senate will vote on H.R. 4 or move S. 18 forward. But we should show support for this change in IRS reporting requirements for small businesses.

Take action in support of S. 18 now. Two things you can do:

1. Go to POPVOX and vote to support the bill.

2. Write to Senator Kent Conrad, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, and Ranking Member Senator Jon Kyl and urge the Committee to vote for S. 18.
Write Chairman Kent Conrad, ND
Write Ranking Member Jon Kyl, AZ

Even better, if your Senators are on the committee, write directly to them; a full list of the Senators on the committee are on our Advocacy Alerts page. You can also copy a letter which you can personalize and send to your Senator.

Copy a letter for you to personalize here.

Go to our Advocacy Alerts page for more information.