House Expects Mid-April Votes on Estate Tax, IRS Oversight

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March 26 — In the same week as the filing deadline for federal income tax returns, the House is expected to vote on a series of bills related to IRS oversight as well as another to repeal the estate tax.

“It's my hope when we come back that those will be ready to be put on the floor for a vote,” Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.) told Bloomberg BNA March 26.

A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said the estate tax repeal and the Internal Revenue Service bills, which include a taxpayer bill of rights and other measures related to IRS policies on agency employees, were “likely” on the docket for the week of April 13, when Congress returns from its spring recess.