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S. 3186 - Taxpayer Identity Protection Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-07-09
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4844-4845)
 

Taxpayer Identity Protection Act of 2018

This bill requires the Department of the Treasury to establish a program to issue, upon the request of any individual, a number that may be used in connection with a Social Security number (or other identifying information) to assist in verifying the individual's identity.

Within five years of the enactment of this bill, Treasury must ensure that the program is made available to any individual residing in the United States.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3186


    To require the Internal Revenue Service to establish, incrementally over five years, a nationwide program to provide personal identification numbers to taxpayers to help prevent tax-related identity theft.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 9, 2018

    Ms. Collins (for herself and Mr. Jones) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

    To require the Internal Revenue Service to establish, incrementally over five years, a nationwide program to provide personal identification numbers to taxpayers to help prevent tax-related identity theft.

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 “Taxpayer Identity Protection Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Identity protection personal identification numbers.

(a) In general.—Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary of the Treasury or the Secretary’s delegate (hereafter referred to in this section as the “Secretary”) shall establish a program to issue, upon the request of any individual, a number which may be used in connection with such individual’s social security number (or other identifying information with respect to such individual as determined by the Secretary) to assist the Secretary in verifying such individual’s identity.

(b) Requirements.—

(1) ANNUAL EXPANSION.—For each calendar year beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall provide numbers through the program described in subsection (a) to individuals residing in such States as the Secretary deems appropriate, provided that the total number of States served by such program during such year is greater than the total number of States served by such program during the preceding year.

(2) NATIONWIDE AVAILABILITY.—Not later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall ensure that the program described in subsection (a) is made available to any individual residing in the United States.


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