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house Bill H.R. 4743

Wrongful Convictions Tax Relief Act of 2010

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      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMarch 3rd, 2010

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Wrongful Convictions Tax Relief Act of 2010

Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax benefits to individuals who have been wrongfully incarcerated.


Wrongful Convictions Tax Relief Act of 2010 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow wrongfully incarcerated individuals: (1) an exclusion from gross income for compensation received relating to their incarceration and for the first $50,000 of annual income received by such an individual after December 31, 2009; and (2) a refundable tax credit for 50% of payroll taxes on employment and self-employment income, up to $50,000 of such income. Limits the duration of such tax benefits to the lesser of 15 years or the number of years such an individual was incarcerated. Defines "wrongfully incarcerated individual" as an individual who was convicted of a criminal offense and was then pardoned or found not guilty of such offense because of innocence after serving all or a portion of a prison term. Disqualifies individuals with prior convictions punishable by more than one year of imprisonment.

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