The Senate Finance Committee made public yesterday a wish list of 106 provisions its members want to add to the tax bill the House passed last month, ranging from repeal of a 1976 tax increase on the sale of inherited property t a new tax exemption for civic groups' bingo profits.
Although no one expects all 106 proposals to be adopted, the list underscores the difficulty the committee is likely to have in completing work on the measure by mid-September, as panel leaders have scheduled. The Senate has no limit on its members' debate.
The listing was compiled at the request of committee Chairman Russell B. Long (D-La.) in part to bolster his call for moderation on the part of other senators. He has asked them to hold down the number of special-interest tax proposals.
There was no formal estimate of how much it would cost the Treasury if the proposals were enacted, but it almost certainly would amount to several billion dollars. In some cases, the wish list includes several competing proposals dealing with the same issues.
The release came as the committee spent a third day discussing the House-passed bill, rather than voting on it - apparently waiting for House-Senate budget conferees to decide how large the overall tax bill should be.
The Senate has approved a fiscal 1979 budget resolution that would permit a larger tax cut than the House approved. The Finance Committee wants to see which figure prevails before deciding how to rewrite the House version.
The budget conferees met yesterday, but did not take up the section dealing with the tax bill. The conference committee is scheduled to continue its deliberations today - a snag that could further delay the Finance Committee's work.
The wish list published by the Finance Committee gave no real clue to what tack the panel might take when it begins voting on specific proposals. There were no indications which provisions were likely to pass.
However, Long reiterated yesterday his intention to replace the present "minimum tax" with a substitute measure that would tax fewer high-income investors but tax them at 30 percent rates rather than the 15 percent now in effect.