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Issue Position: Tax Reform

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The current IRS Code is too lengthy and complex, creating an undue burden on American families and small businesses. The IRS estimates that the average taxpayer spends roughly 13 hours per year preparing their taxes.
Supports abolishing the current tax code in favor of a system that is simpler, fairer, and has lower tax rates.

The United States must make itself more attractive to businesses by reforming the tax code. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world at 35%.

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Supports the Tax Code Termination Act (H.R. 462), which would abolish the IRS Code by December 31, 2015, and call on Congress to approve a new federal tax system by July of that same year. Setting a deadline will force Congress to create a simplified tax system that benefits American taxpayers and strengthens our economy.

Voted to support the Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011 (H.R. 4), which repealed a provision of the Obama Care law that requires businesses to comply with Form 1099 reporting requirements for payments of $600 or more. H.R. 4 was signed into law on April 14, 2011.
Supports the Permanently Repeal the Estate Tax Act of 2011 (H.R. 143), which would permanently repeal the estate tax and ensure that individuals are not taxed on the increased value of an estate by retaining the stepped-up basis at death.


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