U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today issued the following statement regarding Tax Day, the deadline for individuals to file tax returns with the federal government:
"As families pore over a complicated tax code to turn over the fruits of their labor to Uncle Sam during the slowest economic recovery since the 1940s, we are reminded of the need to create a pro-growth tax system that promotes job creation and makes America more competitive. It's estimated that American taxpayers spent over 6 billion hours completing their tax forms this year. Our tax code has become an obstacle to growth, and only a robust, growing economy can create the new jobs that we need.
"Whether it's footing the gas bill, putting their children through college, or saving for retirement, families have enough on their plate without having to worry about an overly burdensome tax system. That's why I will continue to push for pro-jobs tax reform - both individual and corporate - to create the certainty and predictability needed for families to grow and businesses to hire."