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house Bill H.R. 4270

Common Sense Tax Relief Act of 2009

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      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedDecember 10th, 2009

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Common Sense Tax Relief Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent certain temporary provisions, including the sales tax deduction, the child credit, the repeal of the estate tax, the deduction for higher education expenses, and extending the current capital gains and dividend tax rates.


Common Sense Tax Relief Act of 2009 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the tax deductions for state and local sales taxes, for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers, and for tuition and related expenses. Exempts certain provisions of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 relating to the child tax credit, marriage penalty relief, repeal of the estate tax, and the tax deduction for higher education expenses from the general terminating date of that Act (i.e., December 31, 2010). Makes provisions of the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 reducing tax rates on capital gains and dividend income permanent.

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