Broadway News: Legislation Focused on Tax Fairness for Performing Artists Reintroduced in Congress

The Performing Artist Tax Parity Act (PATPA), aimed at restoring tax fairness for entertainment professionals, has been reintroduced in Congress. The legislation was brought back to the House chamber on April 19 by Representatives Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Judy Chu (D-CA), who first introduced the bipartisan bill in July 2021.

Now, PATPA will be assigned to a committee, whose members will research and review the bill. The committee will make any changes they deem necessary before putting PATPA forward for a vote in the House of Representatives.

If the vote passes there, the Senate will then go through a similar process to review the bill before voting. If the bill gains enough votes in each body of Congress, the House and Senate then have to reconcile any differences between the two passed versions of PATPA before the entirety of Congress takes a final vote. If that vote passes, PATPA moves on to President Biden for review; he will either veto the bill or sign it into law.