H.R.25 - Fair Tax Act of 2007

To promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Fair Tax Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: To promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States. as introduced.

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  • Abyss 01/24/2008 11:26am

    FairTax just makes sense.

  • alex 01/25/2008 7:05am

    Great idea, but only if the income tax is indeed repealed. I recall the promise of a national sales tax and elimination of income taxes in a country north of us. They ended up with both, AND STILL paying provincial income taxes.

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    JeStoneIV 11/04/2008 4:47am

    Federal Income Tax would be repealed, but not necessarily State Income Tax.

  • George 02/01/2008 9:23am

    Looks good on paper.

  • bcleland2 02/26/2008 8:43am

    If the government is to tax its citizens it should be clear and visible, the current tax system is neither. This is a realistic way to meet both conditions.

  • Anonymous 03/11/2008 9:56am

    Does this also repeal the state income tax? If so, will states increase their sales tax to try to make up the difference? Will this, in the long run, end up causing the consumer to pay a higher total tax at the end of the year, as opposed to what we are paying now? If the state sales tax does not increase, and we do not end up paying a higher total tax, then this is the best idea the government has ever had. Otherwise, the working class will be shafted again.

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    JeStoneIV 11/04/2008 4:48am

    State Income Tax would not be repealed.

  • Anonymous 03/12/2008 1:34pm

    I went to the library and got a book called “The Fair-Tax Book” by Neal Bootz and it answered a lot of these questions. It looks like a good bill to me.

  • adelie 03/13/2008 9:57am

    US Tax code looks BAD on paper, and is. Who can be expected to read and understand a text that at present is 3.4 million words! Thomas Jefferson said (and this could apply to a great many other bills as well,

    “Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure.”

    Or more simply for any nerds out there, don’t you hate that guy that pulls out that D&D rule book to draw on some ancient rule nobody has ever heard of cause the books are too long for anyone to actually read and still have time let alone desire to play the game?

    A law that can only be understood by an elite few is no law at all. Lets get this tax thing everybody has to do simple in a way everyone can understand and does not need to work so hard to get right. Lets give businesses, particularly global ones, in this country a reason to make profit here instead somewhere else where there are fewer taxes.

    We are punishing businesses for making money. As if this ever made sense, it makes less sense in a recession. Let people work, let businesses make money, get rid of so much excess paperwork, and collect the money at the end (the consumption level) where taxes are difficult to evade.

    Reduce corporate fraud while welcoming businesses, innovation, and labor. Vote YES, and get your representative to cosponsor this bill so it can make its way to the floor for a fair fight!

  • Grace77 03/22/2008 10:32am

    I support the FairTax 100%. Get yourself a copy of “FairTax: The Truth”. It’s just that easy to answer all your questions. My only question is this: Why have I not seen any Democrats sponor/co-sponsor this bill? Why is Massachusetts not even discussing it?

  • Anonymous 04/18/2008 2:02am

    Excellent proposal. It just makes sense. WHY do we continue to subsidize illegal immigrants? Under this program, they too would pay their fair share at the register, up to the poverty level. It’s NOT punitive, but FAIR! Visitors to the US would also pay at the register. It would offset every single American’s tax liability. It’s the perfect plan for the “tax the rich” crowd. 23% on a new Mercedes, new home, new clothing. But buy a one-year-old car, slightly used home and you pay $0 in sales tax. SWEEEEEEET!
    It’s time to hold our legislators’ feet to the fire. Make them earn their money. They need to ‘get with the program’ or find a new civil service job.

  • Anonymous 04/18/2008 2:08am

    Microscopic business owner here (that’s a tiny, fledgling, new business).
    I just spent over 50 hours compiling my tax information (that could have been used developing my tiny business), then delivered it to my CPA who promptly charged me $1036.00 to file my taxes. I got back $2600.00 Minus the $1036, minus the 50 hours spent to compile the information. So this year, I paid over $20,000.00 in taxes on an income of less than $50,000.00 -- Then $2400.00 in property taxes + ad velorum taxes, + payroll taxes, + Social Security (that I’ll probably never see), and 7% in sales tax for every single purchase I made at the grocery store all year.
    Our Representatives had better WAKE UP! Their opportunity to be fired isn’t too far away. No more empty promises. I want to see ACTION!!!!!

  • ChiefRoss 04/24/2008 8:27am

    I heard it said best by Neal Boortz, Like him or Not… Imagine if you will we’ve been doing things for many years the FairTax way, and government came up with a new way called Witholding Taxes, plus Soc.Sec.Tax, Medicare, death taxes, and many more, which we Pay NOW. Yesterday, April 23rd was Tax Freedom day, meaning we had to work from Jan 1 to Apr.23 to pay our taxes essentially for the year. In otherwords for the confused ones, we pay right at 30% of our income to taxes. And people are against FairTax??!!!?! AMAZING!! Only the Stupid are against it, or the ones taking advantage or our current system and stand to lose because they will have to join the rest of us taxpayers.

    Wake UP AMERICA!!

  • Trevin 05/10/2008 5:11pm
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    You ought to read “Why the So-Called Fair Tax Isn’t Very Fair” by Greg Cruey, which can be found at:
    http://americanaffairs.suite101.com/article.cfm/tax_reform_in_america

    There are better tax alternatives out there. I read about one last year on slashdot.org but can’t remember what it was called and their search engine is down today.

  • tjbray 05/19/2008 4:14pm

    One of the problems with this bill is the inclusion of exemptions… Wherever you find an exemption, you will find people who are able to find ways to exploit the exemptions. The wealthiest of the country have done so with the current system to the point where it has gotten too difficult to manage, what in the world makes one believe that the same won’t happen with this system?

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    JeStoneIV 11/04/2008 4:50am

    It’s a tax on new goods. How could someone go to a store and say, reprogram your cash register so I don’t have to pay the Fair Tax. Definitely not likely. The only way to be exempt from paying the Fair Tax is not to shop.

  • Tylervw 06/06/2008 11:24am

    I’ve read the article by Greg Cruey, and he is an idiot. His claim essentially is that people in the upper tax brackets in the country don’t spend money each month. And rather than being middle class and buying a new suv. A rich person would by a used viper. That is stupid. Either family rich or poor can by used goods.
    He does bring up a point inadvertently about consumption. The people in this country who consume the most are lower income, and often people who are on government assistance. But he doesn’t ask why that is, the answer is that people who are on government assistance have more disposable income than people who are legitimately trying to make a living.

    That is the primary reason why the fair tax IS fair. Because a large percentage of people who are not paying tax will be paying tax. And if their spending is limited to real needs ie: groceries. They are reimbursed.

    Also Mr. Cruey makes the contention that this is a trick to limit government income. But all estimates believe it will increase government income. More precisely by my previous example.

    This tax proposal could save our nation.

  • Papamba 06/19/2008 12:18pm

    What a great idea! Everyone will pay their share of running the government. The website fairtax.org is very informative.

  • Anonymous 12/04/2008 4:03am

    Yes to HR25, this could bring jobs and monies back to America, as well as keeping many from escaping paying tax. ___ Grandpa Jim

  • TRFairTax 12/12/2008 6:30am

    This could be what it takes to bring us out of the Big mess that we are in now.
    It will take all of us getting behind it. Telling everyone you know about it!
    IT CAN BE DONE! Please get involved and help spread the word.
    Buy the books and you will.
    A great source for Fair Tax info is You Tube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwuS9VCPmb0

  • Anonymous 12/29/2008 5:28am

    I really like this… for those of us who just hate the fact that we’re sending 30+% of our income to our government for them to COMPLETELY mismanage… if we don’t want to pay taxes, we just don’t buy anything. How much more simple could it be???

  • rbccmrn 03/15/2009 4:49am

    They have been trying to get the Fair Tax passed for years, I truly believe this will save our nation, bring back our jobs from overseas, more revenue for the government, eliminate the IRS, fairness for everyone, keep our entire paychecks, charities will see a big boost in contributions, American products become more fairly competitive in the world’s market. Our country will finally start growing in a positive sense. Ensures Social Security and Medicare funding. The longer this is delayed, worse it is for our country.

  • Lanik42 03/18/2009 7:30am

    I support the fair-tax for a variety of reasons. A number of them include:
    Personal privacy – The government has no business asking for a detailed income statement. The government is for the people, not people for the government.
    Everyone is taxed – Illegal aliens, drug dealers, everyone. they pay taxes on everything they buy new. No getting around it.
    Small (and large) business – taxes are a huge expense, both in time and money for a business. This is very unfortunate, especially considering that businesses themselves do not truly pay taxes, but pass them on to consumers or owners. It hurts everyone. Including our economy.
    Less manipulation by lobbyists and politicians – With the current system, certain groups get exemptions, others are taxed at higher rates. Much of this is due to lobbyists and special interest groups manipulating everyone’s system for their benefit and agenda.
    You pay tax for the privilege of owning property… as if it wasn’t your property already.

  • spender 09/15/2009 7:43pm

    How is everybody so eager is supporting this? It calls for a 23% national sales tax. I just did the math and, subtracting from my annual income what I spend on rent and food (which I assume will be exempt based on the California state sales tax), I would owe double what I payed in taxes last year if I spent the rest of my earnings under this system. That would be the end of my savings account. Add in the state sales tax and ouch.

    Am I getting something wrong about the numbers, or is everybody posting here rich and getting hit by the alternative minimum tax?

    Also, how is this supposed to help the economy? Even if every business expenditure is tax free, like the bill suggests, this would cut working class consumers out of the equation. That’s a lot of people to lose from a consumer-based economy.

    I’m sure the wealthy would come out ahead if this sort of thing were to pass, but I’m not wealthy.


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