National tax code needs to be simplified


We need tax reform. But Congress will not abolish 77,000 pages of tax code. House Resolution No. 25 has been in committee for over 20 years.

We need a tax code that is simple and easy. The average taxpayer wades through 241 pages of instructions to file a tax form. A staggering 94 percent of families use professional help to do their taxes.

Under President Trump’s plan, 95 percent of Americans will be able to file their tax return on a single page without having to keep receipts, fill out schedules or track endless paperwork.

We need to give hardworking Americans their time and money back, and end the rigged system.

We need to restore fairness by streamlining the tax code and ending special interest tax breaks and loopholes. Give American workers a pay raise.

Trump’s plan will reduce taxes on the middle class and allow taxpayers to keep more of their own hard-earned money.

Our country’s business tax rate is the highest in the developed world, 15 percentage points higher than the average. We need to dramatically reduce the tax rate for America’s small businesses.

Our tax rate punishes companies for doing business in America and encourages them to move to other countries. This “offshoring” has been disastrous for American workers. Trump’s “American model” will reduce burdens and encourage companies to do business in our country.

Trump wants our companies to hire and grow in America, to raise wages for American workers, and to help rebuild our American communities. This is how we all succeed and grow together.

Our tax system penalizes companies that bring wealth they have earned overseas back to America.

Kate Svagdis, The Villages, Fla.


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