“I don’t think anybody thinks the tax code right now is fair or efficient.”
“It’s just unacceptable … we’ve had, I think, 16,000 changes [in the tax code] since ’86. Its a nightmare for all people. It should be simplified.”
Congress spends more through the tax code than through any entitlement program. These tax expenditures have created a complex and inefficient tax system enforced by the IRS, a bloated, out-of-control bureaucracy. Despite bipartisan agreement of the need for reform, Congress cannot agree on how to reform the existing tax code. Our petition seeks repeal – or “sunset” - of the tax code at a set point in the future, by which time Congress must enact an entirely new and simpler tax system. A “sunset” date will force meaningful reform by freeing the authors of the new tax code from the inefficiency and complexity inherent to the existing tax code.
Join us to petition Congress to repeal the tax code effective January 2018. If you have any doubts about signing, consider whether the current tax code makes any sense after reviewing the information below:
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