S 1006

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 1006

To allow seniors to file their Federal income tax on a new Form 1040SR.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 17, 2011

Mr. RUBIO (for himself and Mr. NELSON of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To allow seniors to file their Federal income tax on a new Form 1040SR.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Seniors' Tax Simplification Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. FORM 1040SR FOR SENIORS.

    (a) In General- The Secretary of the Treasury (or the Secretary's delegate) shall make available a form, to be known as `Form 1040SR', for use by individuals to file the return of tax imposed by chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Such form shall be as similar as practicable to Form 1040EZ, except that--

      (1) the form shall be available to individuals who have attained age 65 as of the close of the taxable year,

      (2) the form may be used even if income for the taxable year includes--

        (A) social security benefits (as defined in section 86(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986),

        (B) distributions from qualified retirement plans (as defined in section 4974(c) of such Code), annuities or other such deferred payment arrangements,

        (C) interest and dividends, or

        (D) capital gains and losses taken into account in determining adjusted net capital gain (as defined in section 1(h)(3) of such Code), and

      (3) the form shall be available without regard to the amount of any item of taxable income or the total amount of taxable income for the taxable year.

    (b) Effective Date- The form required by subsection (a) shall be made available for taxable years beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act.

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