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                                H. R. 662

 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve tax equity for 
              military personnel, and for other purposes.



                           February 11, 2003

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


                                 A BILL

 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve tax equity for 
              military personnel, and for other purposes.

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


    This Act may be cited as the ``Armed and Foreign Services Tax 
Fairness Act of 2003''.


    (a) In General.--Subsection (d) of section 121 of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to exclusion of gain from sale of 
principal residence) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
            ``(9) Members of uniformed services and foreign service.--
                    ``(A) In general.--At the election of an individual 
                with respect to a property, the running of the 5-year 
                period described in subsection (a) with respect to such 
                property shall be suspended during any period that such 
                individual or such individual's spouse is serving on 
                qualified official extended duty as a member of the 
                uniformed services or of the Foreign Service.
                    ``(B) Maximum period of suspension.--The 5-year 
                period described in subsection (a) shall not be 
                extended more than 5 years by reason of subparagraph 
                    ``(C) Qualified official extended duty.--For 
                purposes of this paragraph--
                            ``(i) In general.--The term `qualified 
                        official extended duty' means any extended duty 
                        while serving at a duty station which is at 
                        least 50 miles from such property or while 
                        residing under Government orders in Government 
                            ``(ii) Uniformed services.--The term 
                        `uniformed services' has the meaning given such 
                        term by section 101(a)(5) of title 10, United 
                        States Code, as in effect on the date of the 
                        enactment of this paragraph.
                            ``(iii) Foreign service of the united 
                        states.--The term `member of the Foreign 
                        Service' has the meaning given the term `member 
                        of the Service' by paragraph (1), (2), (3), 
                        (4), or (5) of section 103 of the Foreign 
                        Service Act of 1980.
                            ``(iv) Extended duty.--The term `extended 
                        duty' means any period of duty pursuant to a 
                        call or order to such duty for a period in 
                        excess of 90 days or for an indefinite period.
                    ``(D) Special rules relating to election.--
                            ``(i) Election limited to 1 property at a 
                        time.--An election under subparagraph (A) with 
                        respect to any property may not be made if such 
                        an election is in effect with respect to any 
                        other property.
                            ``(ii) Revocation of election.--An election 
                        under subparagraph (A) may be revoked at any 
    (b) Effective Date; Special Rule.--
            (1) Effective date.--The amendment made by this section 
        shall take effect as if included in the amendments made by 
        section 312 of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997.
            (2) Waiver of limitations.--If refund or credit of any 
        overpayment of tax resulting from the amendment made by this 
        section is prevented at any time before the close of the 1-year 
        period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act by 
        the operation of any law or rule of law (including res 
        judicata), such refund or credit may nevertheless be made or 
        allowed if claim therefor is filed before the close of such 

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