Fair Tax Act of 2009

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The Fair Tax Act of 2009 (H.R.25) was introduced in the House on January 6, 2009. It was referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means that same day.[1]

According to its sponsor, Rep. John Linder (Ga.), the Fair Tax Act will

will repeal all corporate and individual income taxes, payroll taxes, self-employment taxes, capital gains taxes, estate taxes and gift taxes - and replace it with a revenue-neutral personal consumption tax.[2]

Under the bill, the personal consumption tax at 23 percent. It would also establish a system for administering advanced monthly sales tax rebates to families below the federal poverty level.


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  1. OpenCongress' info page on the Fair Tax Act of 2009.
  2. Rep. John Linder's information page on FairTax.

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