79th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 401, Chapter 925 Page: 1 of 4
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H.B. No. 401
1 AN ACT
2 relating to providing information to certain persons about the
3 availability of volunteer income tax assistance programs and the
4 federal earned income tax credit.
5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
6 SECTION 1. Subchapter B, Chapter 231, Family Code, is
7 amended by adding Section 231. 122 to read as follows:
8 Sec. 231.122. COOPERATION WITH VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX
9 ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. (a) In order to maximize the amount of any
10 tax refund to which an obligor may be entitled and which may be
11 applied to child support and medical support obligations, the Title
12 IV-D agency shall cooperate with volunteer income tax assistance
13 programs in the state in informing obligors of the availability of
14 the programs.
15 (b) The Title IV-D agency shall publicize the services of
16 the volunteer income tax assistance programs by distributing
17 printed materials regarding the programs and by placing information
18 regarding the programs on the agency's Internet website.
19 (c) The Title IV-D agency is not responsible for producing
20 or paying the costs of producing the printed materials distributed
21 in accordance with Subsection (b).
22 SECTION 2. Subchapter B, Chapter 531, Government Code, is
23 amended by adding Section 531.087 to read as follows:
24 Sec. 531.087. DISTRIBUTION OF EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 79th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 401, Chapter 925, legislative document, June 18, 2005; [Austin, Texas]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth157062/m1/1/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.