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  • IRS Commissioner: ‘I Find the Tax Code Complex, So I Use a Preparer’(Simplify with The Fair Tax!)

    01/13/2010 3:32:52 AM PST · by Man50D · 24 replies · 885+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 12, 2010 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Douglas Shulman, told C-SPAN on Sunday that he uses a tax preparer to do his federal income tax return because he finds the tax code too complex to handle the job himself. “I use a preparer,” Shulman told C-SPAN anchor Steve Scully on the network’s Newsmakers program. "I've used one for years. I find it convenient. I find the tax code complex, so I use a preparer.” Scully followed up by asking Shulman, “How would you make it easier? How would you make it less complex?” Shulman said: "I don't write the tax...
  • Snipes Trial Offers IRS Perfect Script

    01/29/2008 1:06:35 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 171+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2008
    <p>Even Hollywood couldn't have written a more ideal script for the Internal Revenue Service than actor Wesley Snipes' tax-fraud trial.</p> <p>At a time when millions of Americans are buckling down to prepare their taxes, Snipes is being cast as a villainous example of the dangers of joining with Internet-fueled activists who claim the IRS has no authority to collect taxes.</p>
  • Judge Blasts Snipes Ploy

    10/04/2007 2:46:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 788+ views
    the smoking gun ^ | OCTOBER 4
    With the start of his tax evasion trial three weeks away, actor Wesley Snipes just fired his high-powered legal team, a move that a federal judge yesterday blasted as a transparent ploy to secure a court continuance. Claiming that his five-lawyer team was incompetent, Snipes yesterday filed a motion to continue his trial, which is set to open October 22 in U.S. District Court in Ocala, Florida. Until Snipes fired him, William Martin--who represents Michael Vick and Senator Larry Craig--headed a five-lawyer team defending Snipes on felony tax and conspiracy charges. But Snipes's request for a trial delay was almost...
  • Wesley Snipes indicted for tax fraud

    10/17/2006 2:49:41 PM PDT · by kralcmot · 45 replies · 2,148+ views
    People Magazine ^ | OCTOBER 17, 2006 | Brian Orloff and Jeff Truesdell
    Wesley Snipes was indicted Tuesday in Tampa, Fla., on conspiracy to defraud the IRS and failing to file income tax returns. The Blade actor and two other men, Eddie Ray Kahn and Douglas P. Rosile, are charged with eight counts of conspiracy to defraud the IRS for falsely claiming nearly $12 million in refunds. Snipes, 44, is also charged with six counts of failing to file tax returns for the years 1999 through 2004. ... A warrant has been issued for his arrest... According to the indictment, Kahn was the founder of American Rights Litigators and its successor, Guiding Light...
  • Snipes Charged With Federal Tax Fraud

    10/17/2006 8:37:48 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 84 replies · 3,028+ views
    AP ^ | 10-17-06 | LARA JAKES JORDAN
    Actor Wesley Snipes was indicted Tuesday on eight counts of tax fraud for failing to pay nearly $12 million in taxes and failing to file tax returns for six years. Federal prosecutors in Tampa, Fla., said Snipes fraudulently claimed refunds in 1996 and 1997 on taxes already paid, and then failed to file returns between 1999 and 2004.
  • Feds Indict Actor Wesley Snipes for Tax Fraud

    10/17/2006 2:05:20 PM PDT · by libstripper · 28 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 17, 2006 | Lorenza Munoz and Michael Muskal,
    WASHINGTON -- Wesley Snipes, whose flash and dash style of acting carried him from the streets of the South Bronx to movie stardom, has been indicted on charges of conspiracy and tax fraud, federal officials announced today. Snipes, 44, was also charged with six counts of failing to file income tax returns. If convicted of all of the charges, he could be sentenced to as much as 16 years in prison. Snipes' whereabouts could not be determined, said Steve Cole, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office for the Middle District of Florida.
  • A CHALLENGE TO H.R. 25 [alleged fair tax] SUPPORTERS

    10/15/2006 2:27:58 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 85 replies · 1,310+ views
    AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE | 10-12-06 | John William Kurowski
    A CHALLENGE TO H.R. 25 [alleged fair tax] SUPPORTERS What part of our federal Constitution grants power to Congress to lay and collect a “sales tax”? I have been told by some proponents of H.R. 25 to read Article 1, Section 8, but, I do not see “sales tax” in the list of specific taxing powers granted in that part of the Constitution. I guess it’s safe to assume at this point in time the promoters of H.R.25 were pretending that a power was granted to Congress to lay and collect a “sales tax”. In addition, those who promote H.R....
  • The Fraudulent Tax

    10/10/2006 8:59:26 AM PDT · by cryptical · 590 replies · 6,140+ views
    The Mises Institute ^ | October 9th, 2006 | Laurence M. Vance
    Advocates of replacing the income tax with the FairTax — a consumption tax in the form of a national retail sales tax (NRST) on new goods and services — regularly point to the complexity of the tax code, the millions of hours and dollars wasted on compliance costs, the evils of the withholding tax, and the abuses of the IRS to bolster their case for the FairTax. The twin truths that taxation is theft (no matter how the money is collected) and that the US government should never be given a budget that is in the trillions (no matter how...
  • Testimony Before Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures

    10/01/2006 3:44:05 PM PDT · by pigdog · 68 replies · 877+ views
    House Committee on Ways and Means ^ | September 26, 2006 | Steve King, a Representative in Congress from the State of Iowa
    Many of the proposals that are being brought before you have merit. But they have merit in the same sense that treating the symptoms of a serious disease rather than the underlying cause of the disease has merit. If we have no means of treating the underlying disease, then we treat the symptoms in the hope the disease will run its course and the patient will improve. If we have not yet accurately diagnosed the disease, then we alleviate the symptoms until the tests are completed and we can attack the underlying problem. On the other hand, if we understand...
  • (Katherine) Harris pitches sales tax idea

    09/30/2006 11:02:57 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 31 replies · 794+ views
    HERALD-TRIBUNE ^ | 30 SEPTEMBER 2006 | HERALDTRIBUNE.COM
    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Katherine Harris proposed a national sales tax during a campaign appearance Friday in front of the Internal Revenue Service, which she said she would abolish. The appearance was mostly intended to continue her assault on Sen. Bill Nelson, the Democrat she is seeking to unseat in November. "The people of Florida need to know that Bill Nelson has raised their taxes time and time again," she said. Harris said that as senator she would make tax reform her top priority and argued to scrap the current tax system, and thus the IRS, for a national sales...
  • In our view: Changing tax law (To The Fair Tax)

    09/29/2006 1:52:27 PM PDT · by Man50D · 253 replies · 2,613+ views
    The Joplin Globe ^ | September 29, 2006
    Here's a sobering economic forecast: If the United States doesn't get control of health-care spending, Social Security and other expanding federal programs in the near term, it will face a financial catastrophe when 77 million baby boomers retire. Such is the dire prediction of Professor Laurence Kotlikoff of Boston University. Similar prophesies have been pronounced over the past decade or so. Unfortunately, Washington doesn't hear - or want to hear - about the potentially devastating impact of long-term obligations involving Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Those who could make the necessary changes, such as privatization of Social Security and implementation...
  • Top Ten Civil Liberties Abuses of the Income Tax

    09/20/2006 10:32:34 AM PDT · by tpaine · 192 replies · 2,528+ views
    Top Ten Civil Liberties Abuses of the Income Tax by Chris Edwards Any tax system creates a threat to individual liberty because "the power to tax involves the power to destroy," as Chief Justice John Marshall observed. But the federal income tax and its enforcement harm civil liberties much more than necessary to raise needed funds for the government. Certainly, the IRS performs poorly and too easily abuses the rights of citizens. But ultimately Congress is to blame for creating an excessively complex and high-rate tax system. New laws to increase taxpayer protections and replacement of the income tax with...
  • National Taxpayers Union Supports The Fair Tax

    09/19/2006 2:35:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 310 replies · 2,385+ views
    Why NTU Supports the FairTax: The Fair Tax Act of 2005 would 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. Legislative Status: Rep. John Linder (GA) introduced H.R. 25 in the House of Representatives on January 4, 2005. Senator Saxby Chambliss (GA) introduced S. 25 in the Senate on January 24, 2005. NTU has endorsed the FairTax since 1998 and continues to work for its adoption Benefits of the FairTax: The FairTax plan brings fairness, transparency,...
  • A Battlefield for Tax Reform - Vanity

    09/17/2006 8:03:05 AM PDT · by Principled · 347 replies · 2,227+ views
    vanity | 9/17/06 | Principled
    A Battlefield for Tax Reform There are a few significant battlefields in the war for tax reform. One of them is Free Republic. What makes the Free Republic battlefield significant is that the debate is at the cutting edge. The debate on Free Republic is the most current and most knowledgeable. It is a year ahead of other significant battlefields (radio talk shows, political town-hall meetings, conversations among neighbors and coworkers.) The trend on Free Republic with respect to tax reform is going to show up in the real world. Free Republic is a tiny segment of the world, albeit...
  • The FairTax Benefits Commercial Real Estate

    09/15/2006 12:51:50 PM PDT · by pigdog · 10 replies · 1,244+ views
    the Frog Pond ^ | n/a | David Burton / Dan Mastromarco
    To be sure, more than most other groups, the real estate industry has had success at the national level in preserving incentives in the federal tax laws for real estate. For commercial residential real estate, like-kind exchange rules have allowed transfers of commercial property without taxation. Some commercial real estate companies and managers benefit from the low income housing credit and tax-exempt bond financing. Despite these spoils of the annual tax battles, a tax system based on income seriously disadvantages commercial real estate. The disadvantages far outweigh any advantages under current law. There are, of course, the problems germane to...
  • The Internal Revenue Code:Unequal Treatment Between Large and Small Firms

    09/15/2006 1:53:44 PM PDT · by pigdog · 20 replies · 1,325+ views
    U.S. Small Business Administration ^ | 2001 | Dan R. Mastromarco and David Burton
    We are grateful for the opportunity to expose some of the inequities in the U.S. tax laws. When we began this project, we thought we would highlight a few, mostly wellknown inequities, such as the seemingly interminable inequity between the deductibility of health insurance premiums for the self-employed versus C Corporations. Unfortunately, our investigation uncovered much more. What we found were dozens of sections of the Internal Revenue Code which, on their face, disadvantage small firms. There is little doubt that this is just the surface of the problem. The root causes of these disparities are several.
  • Scrapping The Slave Tax

    09/15/2006 3:29:18 PM PDT · by Man50D · 165 replies · 2,238+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 20, 1999 | Alan Keyes
    Why is it that those who work hardest to deny the connection of "economic" and "moral" issues are also the ones who use money to manipulate the moral lives of Americans? The Bush/Forbes vote auction in Ames, Iowa, last weekend was just the latest example of corrosive big money at work in our political process. What could have been a genuine and informative test of grass roots support became instead a Roman circus of dancing girls, free banquets, and deluxe free transportation, as the money candidates worked hard to import enough well-fed and happy bodies to pump up their vote...
  • The "Fair Taxers" have finally convinced me...

    09/03/2006 8:01:19 PM PDT · by Philistone · 5 replies · 287+ views
    09/03/2006 | Philistone
    I'll admit that by the force of repetition on FR, the "Fair Taxers" have convinced me of the evident rightness of their point of view. I would like to explain the reasons for my conversion: 1) Since the "Fair Tax" is revenue neutral, the Federal Government will be able to continue funding programs that I detest. 2) By receiving a pre-bate check every month, my children will grow up appreciating the munificence of the Federal Government. 3) Since I'm tired of Republican rule in the Congress and the White House, the slogan "Tax the Poor! They don't pay their fair...
  • Save America with the ‘Fair Tax Act’

    09/03/2006 5:18:40 AM PDT · by Man50D · 1,145 replies · 6,374+ views
    The Courier ^ | August 31,2006 | Gordon Bishop
    Abolish the federal income tax! No more taxes on savings and investments! A "Fair Tax" can completely fund the federal government, Social Security and Medicare! You control how much you spend! So what are we waiting for? You, the taxpayers of America burdened with an income tax that is costly, wasteful and sinking America into inevitable bankruptcy. All current forms of federal taxation would end! You would keep 100 percent of your paycheck. You control how you spend your paycheck. It's your money. You make the decisions as to how you want to spend your money. The Fair Tax would...
  • Elimination Of The IRS Is The Only True Tax Reform Proposal For America

    08/27/2006 6:11:19 AM PDT · by Man50D · 79 replies · 829+ views
    Associatedcontent.com ^ | August 25, 2006 | Gwyn Guess
    President Bush has said it is time to address to address income tax reform. The Fair Tax Act deserves a serious look. House Speaker Dennis Hastert wants it brought to the floor for a vote. Majority leader Tom Delay supported it. Over fifty five Representative are cosponsoring presently it and more are jumping on board. The Fair Tax Act(HR25/S1493)proposal covers three basic areas: **Payroll taxes Each payday, I lose 17.5% of my paycheck to taxes(10% to income tax, 6.1 percent to Social Security, and 1.4% to Medicare). This Fair Tax proposal would let me keep that entire 17.5% My employer...
  • The Progressive Democrats' Sales Tax

    08/25/2006 3:31:38 PM PDT · by pigdog · 794 replies · 4,264+ views
    Running In Circles ^ | August 16, 2006 | John Bambenek
    I consider myself to be fairly liberal on most issues. So some of you might be surprised that I am about to take a position that’s usually the providence of hardcore conservatives. I support HR25—the Fair Tax Act of 2005. Yeah. The one that would replace virtually the entire tax system with a 23% sales tax. I read about it most recently in an unnecessarily hostile editorial by Matthew Holmes. Truth be told, his article did nothing to convince me that the tax is a good thing. But it convinced me to wade through the full text of the legislation,...
  • A Taxpayer Petition in Support of the FairTax

    08/18/2006 5:13:23 AM PDT · by Man50D · 834 replies · 5,242+ views
    The current Tax Code is a mess and needs to be eliminated. The best chance for full-scale reform is the FairTax. The Fair Tax Act repeals corporate and personal income taxes, payroll taxes, gift taxes, death taxes, capital gains taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes. The FairTax is a revenue neutral sales tax paid at the point of final purchase would be the replacement tax system. Used products would not be taxed. Rebate checks tied to the poverty level would be issued to taxpayers -- eliminating taxes on basic necessities. Whereas, the burden of calculating and filing complicated income tax...
  • Senate Candidates Weigh In On Fair Tax (Florida)

    08/15/2006 4:01:51 AM PDT · by JulieRNR21 · 290 replies · 2,457+ views
    WESH Channel 2 News ^ | August 14, 2006 | Greg Fox
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's hard to find anybody who thinks taxes are fair, but the idea of a fair tax has been a hot topic this political season. When thousands of people crowded around Orlando City Hall in July, they made it clear that they think the IRS and income taxes must go. They support the fair tax -- a bill in the U.S. Congress that would replace the income tax system with a national sales tax, WESH 2 News reported. That means everything you buy would include 23 percent federal tax, in addition to any county or state sales...
  • FairTax points of interest.

    08/07/2006 5:51:23 PM PDT · by pigdog · 517 replies · 2,590+ views
    Congressman Linder's website ^ | August, 7, 1006 | John Linder
    A couple of points: The GAO (Congress's auditing branch) found that all of the exemptions, exclusions, and special favors in the current tax code drain federal receipts by $728 billion each year. That is almost as much as the nation spends on Medicare and Social Security combined and 60% more than the nation spends on national defense. The FairTax eliminates all deductions, credits, and carve-outs to ensure that everyone pays his or her fair share. and: The Department of Commerce reports in its most recent Economic Census that just 688 retailers (0.03%) in the U.S. make 48.6% of all the...
  • Liberal Idealist Gives Fair Tax Big Thumbs Up

    07/31/2006 3:50:50 PM PDT · by pigdog · 135 replies · 1,397+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | July 27, 2006 | By TOM JACKSON
    Ron Deval - boomer, ecologist, humanist, peacenik, political agnostic and unapologetically Canadian - has a surprise for fans of all causes liberal. Reliably left on most issues, Deval is nonetheless passionate about a tax revolution whose growing army is populated largely by conservatives and libertarians. Describing himself as an "advocate of things that favor humanity," Deval is, in short, a Fair Tax maniac. Encouragingly, the Land O' Lakes man is not just another guy with an opinion and a couple of Web sites. He can navigate a spread sheet. After about 20 years designing programs that helped wealthy clients of...
  • FAIRTAX STATUS REPORT (Vanity for Floridians)

    07/24/2006 9:49:46 PM PDT · by Element187 · 15 replies · 492+ views
    Neal Boortz ^ | 07/24/2006 | Neal Boortz
    FAIRTAX STATUS REPORT The FairTax movement is going strong my friends, stronger than you might imagine. I can assure you that the FairTax is attracting an ever-increasing degree of attention in Washington. I wish I could share the details, but the wonderful world of politics is such that it is much better to let the people involved spill the beans than to jump the gun by disclosing their interest or involvement ahead of time. There have been three events in recent months that have really peaked interest among the political class. First was the debut of The FairTax Book on...
  • Fair Tax gets 86% of vote in Georgia! Results will be sent to President Bush.

    07/19/2006 7:26:18 AM PDT · by Arcy · 1,045 replies · 6,618+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | July 19, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    The FairTax was on the primary ballots in three Georgia counties yesterday. I have the results of the voting! Here you go. Gwinnett County: Total Votes: 35,755 Yes - 31,068. 86.9% No - 4,687 13.1% Cobb County: Total votes: 39,458 Yes - 33,598. 85.15% No - 5,860. 14.85% Fayette County: Total votes: 11,517 Yes - 9,828. 85.33% No - 1,689. 14.67% According to Boortz the results of this vote will be personally handed to President Bush today via a Washington insider. The purpose of which is to convey the FACT that there is great support for this solution to current...
  • Taxation Without Representation(Replace With The Fair Tax )

    07/05/2006 5:47:52 PM PDT · by Man50D · 712 replies · 4,607+ views
    etalkinghead ^ | July 3, 2006 | Stephen Macklin
    Raise your hand if you feel that you as an individual are adequately represented in Washington when it comes to taxation. You in the back. The one with your hand up. You can leave now. Raise your hand if would like to have total control over how much of your hard earned money goes to the federal government. You on the left. Yeah you with your hand down. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Those of us still here are going to talk about a revolution. We are going to talk about changing the power equation...
  • The Underground Economy

    07/01/2006 6:07:10 PM PDT · by pigdog · 200 replies · 2,929+ views
    Illegal Immigrants and Others Working Off the Books Cost the U.S. Hundreds of Billions of Dollars in Unpaid TaxesAmerica has two economies: First, there's the legitimate economy, in which craftsmen are licensed and employers and employees pay taxes. Then there's the fast-growing underground economy, where millions of nannies, construction workers, landscapers and others are paid off the books, their incomes largely untaxed. The best guess as to the size of the output of this shadow economy is about $970 billion, or nearly 9% that of the real economy. It could soon pass $1 trillion. What is largely fueling the underground...
  • Comprehensive cure (Fair Tax Endorsement)

    06/26/2006 4:08:42 AM PDT · by Man50D · 478 replies · 3,373+ views
    The News&Observer ^ | June 24, 2006
    The June 22 People's Forum letter captioned "That raise won't help" made valid points about increasing workers' wages by increasing production of goods and services. In order to increase production and create jobs, we need to enhance economic growth. An artificial minimum wage won't accomplish that. One way of initiating effective economic growth requires replacing what retards growth with what enhances it. One factor that retards economic growth is the tax code. Businesses recover their tax expenditures and tax compliance costs by passing them down to consumers and workers with inflated prices, lower wages and benefits, and finally by hiring...
  • FairTax Attack

    06/24/2006 5:26:04 PM PDT · by Man50D · 305 replies · 3,159+ views
    I noted with interest the letter to the editor from Mr. Ed Outlaw with his concerns for the Fair Tax plan. I have promoted the Fair Tax for several years now, and I have rarely come across anyone that was such a proponent of the present tax system. The Income Tax is out of control, inefficient, and penalizes U.S. business and manufacturing competing within an escalating global economy. The Fair Tax is a simple alternative method to fund the Federal Government that is fair, simple, and visible. As a by-product, it just happens to solve some very serious economic problems...
  • Some residents push for tax plan alternative (Fair Tax Gaining Momentum)

    06/20/2006 5:27:23 PM PDT · by Man50D · 171 replies · 1,416+ views
    WBDJ ^ | Jue 17, 2006
    Some people in the Roanoke and New River Valleys are fed up with the current tax system. Those folks met in Salem Saturday. The Fair Tax event was part of a grassroots effort to spread the word about the tax alternative. This afternoon, Genie Hayes, grassroots director of Fair Tax, taught folks how to interact with the media and how to network and educate others. She says the Fair Tax plan seems to draw backing from folks who fall between the current tax cracks and those who feel like they're being ripped off. "It's a progressive national sales tax that...
  • What's So Fair About a Tax on Income?

    06/14/2006 5:24:36 PM PDT · by pigdog · 25 replies · 655+ views
    If there's one thing we know about here in Muleshoe, it's "fairness". Folks around here are pretty much about the fairest that you'll ever find (at least in far-West Texas). When Fred and Frieda got to chewing the fat with me down at the new Civic Center (it usta' be the feed store, but we've upgraded), they kept asking me "What's so fair about a tax on income?". Now that's a real toughie once you think about it and I tried to get an answer from several congressmen so I could really write an informed editorial about it. The more...
  • Kansas Fairtax Movement

    06/09/2006 9:28:27 AM PDT · by netvictory · 11 replies · 1,238+ views
    KRAA.ORG - GOPWING.US
    James thought you might be interested in this video on Yahoo! Video: Chuck Anher Fairtax CandidateJames added this message: You need to watch this video. It proves that the Fairtax is picking up steam.
  • FairTax - The Advocates Strike Back

    06/07/2006 3:47:07 PM PDT · by pigdog · 177 replies · 1,523+ views
    Mike Moffat and Al Ose | June 2006 | Mike Moffatt and Al Ose
    FairTax Strikes Back - Introduction On April 8, 2003 I wrote my first article on the FairTax proposal. The article FairTax - Income Taxes vs. Sales Taxes detailed the costs and benefits of moving from a system of income taxes to a system of sales taxes. In the article I concluded that "[the]FairTax is an interesting proposal which is unlikely to ever be implemented." The response I received to this article was overwhelming. I've gotten hundreds and hundreds of e-mails on the article, every last one of them from a FairTax supporter. While many of the supporters had something negative...
  • Time to get on the FairTax bandwagon

    06/01/2006 2:47:53 AM PDT · by Man50D · 577 replies · 4,765+ views
    GulfLive ^ | May 31, 2006
    Support seems to be growing for the FairTax, which would allow Americans to keep 100 percent of their salaries and pay taxes only on what they consume. The FairTax would do away with the onerous, abusive Internal Revenue Service with its 54,000 pages of confusing tax laws -- so confusing that you can ask eight IRS employees the same question and get eight different answers -- so confusing that just to comply with the federal income tax costs Americans $225 billion (conservative estimate). That's $225 billion, before you even start paying the tax itself. Doing away with the federal income...
  • Fair Tax Rally To Be On Hannity And Colmes>

    05/11/2006 5:46:17 PM PDT · by Man50D · 1,431 replies · 10,125+ views
    FairTax Rally and a special invitation to you You are invited as special guests and participants to the Neal Boortz FairTax Rally to be held May 24th at the Gwinnett Convention Center outside Atlanta. Not only will this rally feature Congressman John Linder, WSB talk show host Neal Boortz, and FOX News star and conservative commentator Sean Hannity, but also FairTax.org leaders will be on hand, as well as FairTax activist and leader Herman Cain. The goal of this rally, which will be broadcast nationally on Sean Hannity's FOX program, “Hannity & Colmes,” is to "kick up" the heat on...
  • FAIR TAX BOOK- 2nd Ed. Revisions

    05/05/2006 1:35:32 PM PDT · by RobFromGa · 550 replies · 4,518+ views
    self | May 5. 2006 | RobFromGa
    In my letter to Rep. Linder and Mr. Boortz of August 24, 2005, I pointed out a number of what I called “serious misrepresentations” of the Fair Tax plan contained in “The FairTax Book”. I specifically named many of these by page #. Now that the revised second issue is out, let’s see what they did to these passages in the book: First edition page 55, you go on to explain that these embedded taxes are “in addition to the money taken out of your check in income and payroll taxes.” Second edition- this line was eliminated. This means that...
  • The Fair Tax examined on day many filers ship off their returns

    04/19/2006 4:20:35 AM PDT · by Eaglewatcher · 48 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Index Journal ^ | April 18, 2006 | VIC MacDONALD
    It already works in two U.S. states — Florida and Texas — that have two of the top 20 economies in the world. South Carolina is one of 46 states in the nation that already have a mechanism in place for collecting a sales tax. McWilliams conceded that 23 percent seems like a lot to pay in federal sales tax. But he said economic studies show that most American families pay more than that into the federal government under the current IRS-monitored system. “The rich will still buy expensive items and be taxed accordingly,” he said, “but the middle class...
  • Looking at tax alternatives

    04/22/2006 5:39:00 AM PDT · by Eaglewatcher · 188 replies · 1,397+ views
    The Edmund Sun ^ | April 20, 2006 | Bob O’Bar
    EDMOND— How much of your time and money did you spend getting your taxes filed this year? Your time is worth something even if you use a software program to do your taxes. Your time is worth something gathering up all the information to give to your hired tax preparer. Multiply that by the number of taxpayers and corporate taxpayers and you can plainly see how much a burden our current tax code is on the taxpayers of America. You can get mad, just like I do each middle of April, but the inevitable has to occur. Did you know...
  • All's fair in proposed tax overhaul.

    04/19/2006 11:45:52 AM PDT · by pigdog · 85 replies · 1,212+ views
    Pasadena Star News ^ | 4/19/06 | Wayne Jett
    The IRS gives April 15 special meaning, but a bill pending in Congress could make it just another beautiful spring day. The Fair Tax Act would repeal all federal income taxes, payroll taxes and estate/gift taxes, replacing them with a sales tax effective January 1, 2007. The Fair Tax would be paid on all purchases within the United States of any new goods or services for final consumption. The tax would be 23 cents of each dollar spent. That rate is calculated to be "revenue neutral" on a static basis to assure it will raise the same amount of funds...
  • FAIR, FLATTER TAXES FOR ALL AMERICANS

    04/18/2006 10:16:11 AM PDT · by Eaglewatcher · 10 replies · 514+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | April 17, 2006 | Joshua Pritikin
    A letter to Senator Shelby, I applaud you for thinking seriously about tax reform. I agree that the current income tax system is hopelessly broken. However, I can't agree that your Flat Tax proposal is the best solution. "Over the years, many have argued that I should support a national sales tax rather than a flat tax." Yes, that is what I suggest as well. "While I support the concept of a national sales tax, I have concerns about implementing such policies without a simultaneous repeal of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution." I believe the FairTax takes adaquate precautions...
  • FairTax: Abolish IRS, Repeal 16th ammendment...

    04/18/2006 10:21:21 AM PDT · by Eaglewatcher · 34 replies · 1,201+ views
    Redstate ^ | Apr 17th, 2006 | Bioinformaticus Maximus
    For me the top 3 reasons to support the Boortz, Linder, Peterson FairTax proposal (HR 25, SB 25): One-fourth of the money we spend on Federal Income taxes is tax compliance (not the money we remit, just compliance) - This level of waste is intolerable. The FairTax would replace 60,000 pages of tax code with a 133 page bill. Illegal immigrants and criminals would have to pay taxes It would remove the tax subsidy to foreign companies for aquisition of American companies (Think Daimler-Chrysler) how would it do all these things? (more below)
  • The 'Fair Tax'

    04/18/2006 10:26:47 AM PDT · by Eaglewatcher · 153 replies · 1,733+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | April 17, 2006 | Congressman John Linder
    In Congress today is a tax reform bill called “The FairTax.” I want to tell you a little about it and then tell you why it is important for the immigration debate. The FairTax would institute a national retail sales tax and eliminate the personal income tax, the payroll tax, and the taxes hidden in business but paid by the consumer. It replaces all of these taxes with a 23% tax on personal consumption, meaning that out of every dollar spent by consumers, 23 cents will go to the tax man and 77 cents will go to the merchant. This...
  • A FAIR TAX RALLY IN ATLANTA ??? [Attention Southeast FReepers]

    04/18/2006 8:08:06 AM PDT · by upchuck · 39 replies · 603+ views
    Nealz Nuze ^ | April 17, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    [Note: this is from Nealz Nuze for today. Neal also has a poll about this. Follow this link to participate.] We're working on it. The idea started with a simple book signing for the Atlanta area after the release of the soft-cover edition of The Fair Tax Book. Then we started talking about a venue. Where we we go? A book store? Shopping mall? All the while I have people emailing me begging for some large FairTax rally somewhere. Frankly, I've been reluctant to endorse the idea of trying to have a large rally. When you have 1000 people crowd...
  • Behold the simple virtues of a fair national sales tax: Tax code is a disgrace

    04/17/2006 5:42:10 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 66 replies · 790+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 04/16/2006 | LEO LINBECK
    Behold the simple virtues of a fair national sales tax : Tax code is a disgrace that needs an overhaul By LEO LINBECK WITH millions of Americans once again struggling to complete their federal income taxes, it is a good time to reflect on the profoundly dysfunctional and highly punitive federal tax code that only gets more complicated year after year. ADVERTISEMENT The patchwork quilt of tax loopholes, exclusions, adjustments and various forms and schedules that we all struggle to understand is a reflection of the wholesale auctioning off of the tax code over the last several decades into the...
  • "Fair Tax" Promotes Better Compliance, Smaller IRS

    04/16/2006 7:49:45 AM PDT · by Eaglewatcher · 131 replies · 1,311+ views
    db Digitalburg.com ^ | Apr 14, 2006 | Ben Pierce
    The FairTax replaces the income tax and all other federal taxes with a national consumption tax. The FairTax is levied only once, at the point of purchase on new goods and services. The group admits it will be difficult for legislators to face down entrenched special interest groups, but they initially proposed replacing the current system with U.S. Senate bill S. 25 and U.S. House of Representatives bill H.R. 25. The next step would be to repeal the 16th Amendment to the constitution allowing the Federal government to levy an income tax. Signatories to the original petition include noted academic...
  • Good News on FairTax

    04/14/2006 2:42:07 PM PDT · by Eaglewatcher · 454 replies · 3,237+ views
    Town Hall . Com ^ | 4/13/06 | Herman Cain
    of good news is that support is growing for complete replacement of the tax code with a national consumption tax. More and more taxpayers are demanding action from their representatives in Congress, and their representatives are listening. Just one year ago, there were 33 sponsors and co-sponsors of HR 25, The FairTax Act, in the U.S. House. Now there are 53 supporters, and new co-sponsors are joining every month. In the Senate, Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) was the lone sponsor of the FairTax Act, S 25, one year ago. Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and John Cornyn (R-TX) now join Senator...
  • Replace our economy crippling federal taxes

    04/09/2006 7:42:37 AM PDT · by Eaglewatcher · 37 replies · 586+ views
    Juneau Empire . Com ^ | 4/8/06 | DONALD N. ANDERSON and WILEY BROOKS
    FairTax legislation would shift taxation from production to consumption! We have advanced the idea there should be a Boston Tea Party-type revolt against our federal tax system. It is unfair, complex beyond comprehension, burdensome, oppressive, invades constitutional rights and is harmful to economic growth and prosperity. Sound off on the important issues at The revolt advocated was not to stop paying your income taxes but to join in a national effort to replace a system which has been totally corrupted. Steve Forbes is correct when he says "the existing income tax system is beyond repair and the only solution is...
  • The idea of a national sales tax is gaining acceptance in Washington

    04/07/2006 2:54:45 PM PDT · by Eaglewatcher · 123 replies · 1,946+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 4/7/06 | Timothy Lamer
    If U.S. Rep. John Linder (R-Ga.) has his way, April 15 will no longer be a dreaded day on the calendar; the only Americans paying taxes on that day would be those who go shopping. That's because Mr. Linder wants to replace the current federal income tax system (personal taxes, payroll taxes, corporate taxes, all of it) with a 23 percent national sales tax. The tax would be collected at the point of sale for new goods and services, and it would appear on every retail receipt. Each American would choose how much he pays in taxes by deciding how...