House passes a bill to repeal 1099 provision from health care law
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Similar to the Senate's action in February, the House passed its own bill in March that would repeal the 1099 provision in the 2010 health care law. So, where does a repeal effort stand?
As a reminder, the Senate bill, S. 223, actually pertains to the FAA and only a small section (Sec. 1101) addresses the 1099 issue. More information is available within a separate NAPCP news item.
The House bill, H.R. 4, was introduced as the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011. However, as passed, it is the Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011.
Note: For details on both, visit http://thomas.loc.gov/.
The House bill removes all of the changes to 1099 reporting noted in the health care legislation. The Senate wants to retain part of the 1099 provision (one that relates to 1099 requirements on landlords).
In short, both the Senate and House (plus President Obama) support a repeal of the new 1099 provision. However, the issue is that they disagree about how to approach the revenue loss that a repeal would create. As such, the debate will likely continue without a quick resolution.