Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today made the following statement regarding Tax Day:
"The average Hoosier taxpayer spends 13 hours each year completing tax forms. Across the country, Americans spend $168 billion annually on tax compliance. One of my top priorities is to reform our tax system to make it simpler, fairer and more competitive. Comprehensive tax reform is one of the best ways to help fix our fiscal health, encourage job creation and make American businesses more competitive in a global market. With growing bipartisan support for an overhaul of our outdated and convoluted tax system, now is the time for Congress to get to work on making comprehensive tax reform a reality."
According to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation, Americans will work until April 18, the 108th day of 2013, to pay this year's tax obligations.
Since returning to the Senate in 2011, Coats has authored a bipartisan tax reform proposal with Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore) and continues to work with his colleagues on the issue.