UPDATE: As you can see, this legislation is moving rapidly! In fact, the U.S. House just voted at 3:00pm to take up debate on H.R. 4 and added some substitute text (H.R. 705), so we wanted to pass it along. They are moments away from a decision, so weigh in and get your voice heard now!
Please use the links below to review the bills and the newly proposed substitute text (H.R. 705):
- H.R. 705 (Substitute Text to H.R. 4): http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr705rh/pdf/BILLS-112hr705rh.pdf
- H.R. 4: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr4rh/pdf/BILLS-112hr4rh.pdf
Write, e-mail or call your member of Congress today, and tell them to vote "yes" on H.R. 4, the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act.
The passage of H.R. 4 will overturn section 9006 of the new health care law that mandates small-business owners to file a 1099 form for every business-to-business transaction over $600 a year. Reversing this reporting requirement will relieve a huge paperwork burden for small-business photographers!
Remember, this new reporting requirement has nothing to do with improving health care. It simply forces photographers, like you, to spend more time on regulatory compliance rather than running a business. (To read more about the importance of eliminating this tax provision click here.)
The U.S. House is voting on Thursday, March 3, so send your message soon! Visit the Contact Congress page to act now.