Number: 116-3
Date: July 22, 2019 

The President Signs H.R. 3151, the
“Taxpayers First Act”

On July 1, 2019, the President signed H.R. 3151, the Taxpayer First Act, which became Public Law 116-25.  The Senate passed the bill on June 13, 2019 without amendment by voice vote, and it passed the House on June 10, 2019, by voice vote, under suspension of the rules.  The bill, among other things, requires the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to notify individuals of employment-related identity theft, and the Social Security Administration (SSA) as necessary, to request annually such IRS employment-based identity theft information.  Additionally, it authorizes IRS to lower the electronic wage reporting threshold.  See Legislative Bulletin 116-2 for provisions of interest to SSA.