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Winning Issue » FAIR TAX


America has a progressive income tax system in which those with higher incomes are taxed more than those whose incomes are lower. This system uses margins, or tax brackets, to determine the percentage of income a person or company must pay. Some claim it is the fairest system because it taxes people on their ability to pay, while others wish to replace our progressive tax system with a flat or fair tax. A Flat Tax system taxes all incomes at the same percentage rate, while a Fair Tax system replaces the income tax with a national sales tax. Opponents warn that tax rates for both of these tax systems could be raised very easily.

A Fair Tax system eliminates all individual and corporate federal income taxes and abolishes the IRS. It creates a national sales tax which would generate enough revenue to fund the federal government. It has been suggested the sales tax rate of a Fair Tax would be about 23% and would be charged on all consumer products - with some protection provided for the poor. Opponents of a Fair Tax system say that a 23% tax on everything purchased would create a huge black market for untaxed products and encourage widespread bartering. Such tax evasion would likely force an increase in the sales tax rate.

Pending Legislation: H.R.25 – FairTax Act of 2021
Sponsor: Rep. Earl Carter (GA)
Status: House Committee on Ways and Means
Chair: Rep. Richard Neal (MA)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current fair tax policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support:
    1.) Imposing a national sales tax on the use or consumption of taxable property or services in lieu of the current income taxes, payroll taxes, and estate and gift taxes. The rate of the sales tax will be 23%, with adjustments to the rate in subsequent years.

    2.) Allowing family members who are lawful U.S. residents to receive a monthly sales tax rebate based upon criteria related to family size and poverty guidelines.
    3.) Stating that states have the responsibility for administering, collecting, and remitting the sales tax to the Treasury.

    4.) Allocating tax revenues among the general revenue, the old-age and survivor’s insurance trust fund, the disability insurance trust fund, the hospital insurance trust fund, and the federal supplementary medical insurance trust fund.

    5.) Not authorizing funding for the operations of the Internal Revenue Service.

    6.) Terminating the national sales tax if the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution (authorizing an income tax) is not repealed within seven years after the enactment of this bill.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Richard Neal (MA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support:
    1.) Imposing a national sales tax on the use or consumption of taxable property or services in lieu of the current income taxes, payroll taxes, and estate and gift taxes. The rate of the sales tax will be 23%, with adjustments to the rate in subsequent years.

    2.) Allowing family members who are lawful U.S. residents to receive a monthly sales tax rebate based upon criteria related to family size and poverty guidelines.
    3.) Stating that states have the responsibility for administering, collecting, and remitting the sales tax to the Treasury.

    4.) Allocating tax revenues among the general revenue, the old-age and survivor’s insurance trust fund, the disability insurance trust fund, the hospital insurance trust fund, and the federal supplementary medical insurance trust fund.

    5.) Not authorizing funding for the operations of the Internal Revenue Service.

    6.) Terminating the national sales tax if the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution (authorizing an income tax) is not repealed within seven years after the enactment of this bill.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Richard Neal (MA) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Richard Neal (MA) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing H.R.25 – FairTax Act of 2021.

If elected as a trustee, Americans For Fair Taxation will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to work and advocate for a Fair Taxation system.

About: Americans For Fair Taxation is dedicated to fundamental tax code replacement. It advocates a plan to replace all federal payroll and income taxes with a national retail sales tax and monthly tax "prebate" to households of citizens and legal resident aliens. This 800,000-member organization states that it subscribes to the ideals of simplicity, fairness, and freedom which they believe are embodied in the Fair Tax.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
September 19, 2022
Trustee Election - Closing Date
September 26, 2022