H.R.25 - Fair Tax Act of 2013

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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  • 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.
  • Short: Fair Tax Act of 2013 as introduced.

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Razick 04/09/2014 12:42pm
in reply to biglou55 Dec 07, 2013 11:30am

I agree, a VAT is almost as bad as an income tax.

Razick 04/09/2014 12:41pm
in reply to SMLArmory Feb 27, 2013 6:47am

The multitude of taxes we have now do the same (probably much more) harm, it’s just less obvious to the consumer. The harm is hidden.

What I like about the Fair Tax is when you checkout you’ll be able to see exactly how much the government is taking.

People will finally the true cost of government much better, and it has the added benefit of making government more affordable and less burdensome at the same time.

One last point: Prices now are much higher than they would be because of the various hidden taxes, and people will also take home more pay, so I doubt it will be as hard on consumers as you think.

I agree that your plan would be an improvement, but an income tax is a horrendous system. By the way, your idea of having a revenue tax (which I assume is basically a corporate tax) is not a good idea because those taxes are passed on to the consumer.

biglou55 12/07/2013 11:30am

Fair tax is not a EU style VAT… This is a false statement that “progressives” have been throwing around much like it raises prices…

SMLArmory 02/27/2013 6:47am

Go to Europe and see how the VAT tax works. It hits the little guy hard. 15 % tax at the consumer level. In the USA it may hinder consumer purchases. A better idea, IMHO, would be a flat income/revenue tax of 10% on EVERYONE, INCLUDING MULTINATIONAL corporations doing business in the USA, with ZERO deductions or loopholes, where everyone has some “skin in the game”.

psychobobicus 02/16/2013 2:51am

Perhaps by forcing people to daily see the cost of government they might realize how wasteful much of it is and demand change. I agree, there are core functions with which the federal government is tasked, enumerated by the Constitution, and these must be funded. Instead of placing more and more of the burden on less and less of the populace, a national sales tax would spread that burden.

asimp4444 02/12/2013 10:34pm
in reply to molonlabe Jan 09, 2013 10:43pm

molonlabe,

This Act does not “create another bureaucratic leviathan”. The already existing U.S. Treasury collects the federal sales tax from the states.

From FairTax.org, where you can review the bill as well as other information about the tax…

“Retail businesses collect the tax from the consumer, just as state sales tax systems already do in 45 states; the FairTax is simply an additional line on the current sales tax reporting form. Retailers simply collect the tax and send it to the state taxing authority. All businesses serving as collection agents receive a fee for collection, and the states also receive a collection fee. The tax revenues from the states are then sent to the U.S. Treasury.”

molonlabe 02/05/2013 7:01pm
in reply to raichu Jan 18, 2013 4:59pm

Raichu,

You obviously did not read this bill nor did you read my critique above. If this bill sought to eliminate the income tax completely without replacing it with another tax I would support this bill. Unfortunately this bill seeks to eliminate the federal income tax and replace it with a national sales tax.

bdubya 02/01/2013 3:54pm
in reply to raichu Jan 18, 2013 4:59pm

I can only think of a few government programs that are actually beneficial. We need to do away with taxes, we are taxed too much. I doubt you pay much taxes or you’d change your tune.

raichu 01/18/2013 4:59pm

I am certainly not prepared to just do away with taxes. They finance almost all of our government programs, many of which are beneficial overall. Perhaps the money can be administered better, but that’s no reason to just get rid of tax revenue.

molonlabe 01/09/2013 10:43pm

Eliminating the IRS only to create a national sales tax will eliminate one bureaucratic leviathan: the IRS, only to create another bureaucratic leviathan which will collect the national sales tax. We should work to repeal to the personal income tax and replace it with nothing.


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