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house Bill H.R. 1594

Income Equity Act of 2009

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      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMarch 18th, 2009

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Income Equity Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to limit the deductibility of excessive rates of executive compensation.


Income Equity Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) deny employers a tax deduction for payments of excessive compensation to any full-time employee (i.e., compensation for services exceeding the greater of 25 times the lowest compensation paid to any other employee or $500,000); and (2) require such employers to file a report with the Secretary of the Treasury on excessive compensation (as defined by this Act) paid to their employees. Defines "compensation" to include wages, salary, deferred compensation, retirement contributions, options, bonuses, property, and other forms of compensation.

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