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PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2005

PUBLIC LAW 109–7—APR. 15, 2005

119 STAT. 21

Public Law 109–7 109th Congress An Act To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the proper tax treatment of certain disaster mitigation payments.

Apr. 15, 2005 [H.R. 1134]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. PROPER TAX TREATMENT OF CERTAIN DISASTER MITIGATION PAYMENTS.

(a) QUALIFIED DISASTER MITIGATION PAYMENTS EXCLUDED FROM GROSS INCOME.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to disaster relief payments) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsections: ‘‘(g) QUALIFIED DISASTER MITIGATION PAYMENTS.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—Gross income shall not include any amount received as a qualified disaster mitigation payment. ‘‘(2) QUALIFIED DISASTER MITIGATION PAYMENT DEFINED.— For purposes of this section, the term ‘qualified disaster mitigation payment’ means any amount which is paid pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (as in effect on the date of the enactment of this subsection) or the National Flood Insurance Act (as in effect on such date) to or for the benefit of the owner of any property for hazard mitigation with respect to such property. Such term shall not include any amount received for the sale or disposition of any property. ‘‘(3) NO INCREASE IN BASIS.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle, no increase in the basis or adjusted basis of any property shall result from any amount excluded under this subsection with respect to such property. ‘‘(h) DENIAL OF DOUBLE BENEFIT.—Notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle, no deduction or credit shall be allowed (to the person for whose benefit a qualified disaster relief payment or qualified disaster mitigation payment is made) for, or by reason of, any expenditure to the extent of the amount excluded under this section with respect to such expenditure.’’. (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.— (A) Subsection (d) of section 139 of such Code is amended by striking ‘‘a qualified disaster relief payment’’ and inserting ‘‘qualified disaster relief payments and qualified disaster mitigation payments’’. (B) Subsection (e) of section 139 of such Code is amended by striking ‘‘and (f)’’ and inserting ‘‘, (f), and (g)’’.

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