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Congressional Legislation Details

Title as Introduced:

Taxpayer Receipt Act of 2011

Bill Number:



To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the Secretary of the Treasury to provide each individual taxpayer a receipt for an income tax payment which itemizes the portion of the payment which is allocable to various Government spending categories.

Bill Sponsor

Mike Quigley (DEM IL)


Our Position:

We support this bill.

Dear Senators Bill Nelson, Scott Brown and Representative Mike Quigley,

On behalf of more than 1.7 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I write to applaud your introduction of the Taxpayer Receipt Act of 2011, S. 437 and H.R. 1527. The American people are exercising a healthy new scrutiny of how the federal government spends their hard-earned tax dollars. Transparency in government spending is an important part of that scrutiny. Your legislation will offer taxpayers a broad profile of how their money is spent, allowing them a glimpse into spending that their government has never before provided.

Click here to read AFP's full letter of support.


Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.


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