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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2067

 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction from 
       gross income to individuals who do not itemize deductions.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 9, 2003

    Mr. Wu introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                      Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a deduction from 
       gross income to individuals who do not itemize deductions.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Charitable Deduction Fairness Act''.

SEC. 2. DEDUCTION FOR CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO BE ALLOWED TO 
              INDIVIDUALS WHO DO NOT ITEMIZE DEDUCTIONS.

    (a) In General.--Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
(relating to charitable, etc., contributions and gifts) is amended by 
redesignating subsection (m) as subsection (n) and by inserting after 
subsection (l) the following new subsection:
    ``(m) Deduction for Individuals Not Itemizing Deductions.--
            ``(1) In general.--In the case of an individual who does 
        not itemize his deductions for the taxable year, there shall be 
        taken into account as a direct charitable deduction under 
        section 63 an amount equal to the amount allowable under 
        subsection (a) for the taxable year for cash contributions.''.
    (b) Direct Charitable Deduction.--
            (1) In general.--Subsection (b) of section 63 of such Code 
        is amended by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (1), by 
        striking the period at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting 
        ``, and'', and by adding at the end thereof the following new 
        paragraph:
            ``(3) the direct charitable deduction.''.
            (2) Definition.--Section 63 of such Code is amended by 
        redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (h) and by inserting 
        after subsection (f) the following new subsection:
    ``(g) Direct Charitable Deduction.--For purposes of this section, 
the term `direct charitable deduction' means that portion of the amount 
allowable under section 170(a) which is taken as a direct charitable 
deduction for the taxable year under section 170(m).''.
            (3) Conforming amendment.--Subsection (d) of section 63 of 
        such Code is amended by striking ``and'' at the end of 
        paragraph (1), by striking the period at the end of paragraph 
        (2) and inserting ``, and'', and by adding at the end thereof 
        the following new paragraph:
            ``(3) the direct charitable deduction.''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2001.
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