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NTU Supports H.R. 1397, the Seniors' Tax Simplification Act

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write to endorse H.R. 1397, your “Seniors’ Tax Simplification Act.” This legislation would create a new 1040SR form that simplifies tax filing requirements for seniors, who often have multiple sources of non-wage income not accounted for under the standard 1040EZ.


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Letters 

NTU Endorses S. 716, the “Seniors’ Tax Simplification Act.”

by Nan Swift / /

On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write to endorse S. 716, your "Seniors' Tax Simplification Act." This legislation would create a new 1040SR form that simplifies tax filing requirements for seniors, who often have multiple sou
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Blog 

Senators Lee and Rubio Unveil New Tax Reform Plan

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mike Lee (R-UT) have unveiled a new tax reform plan aimed at simplifying the current system.
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Blog 

Puerto Rico’s VAT: A Path Forward?

by Dan Barrett / /

The reasons for why Puerto Rico got into its debt mess are many but all is not lost yet. One proposal by local politicians may be able to right the sinking ship, thereby saving residents and all U.S. taxpayers some serious headache. However, what would th
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Podcast 

Speaking of Taxpayers: NTU Spearheads Effort for Tax Reform NOW, & Budget & Revenue Figures!

by Douglas Kellogg, Dan Barrett / /

NTUF's Dan Barrett and NTU's Nan Swift join the podcast to discuss the latest legislation, tax reform bills, and record federal revenues. NTU President Pete Sepp on 68 policy leaders sending a message to Congress to reform the tax code now! Plus,
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Blog 

OECD Pushes Redistribution In New Report

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

In December, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a report entitled Trends in Income Inequality and its Impact on Economic Growth, which postulates that redistributive tax policies are necessary to ensure long-term ec
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Blog 

Is Your State's Tax System "Fair"?

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

A new study from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy ranks each state's tax system according to how "fair" it is -- but what does that mean, and how is it measured?
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Podcast 

Saying Goodbye to 2014 - Speaking of Taxpayers, December 19

by Douglas Kellogg / /

In this extended episode: Taxpayer Protection Alliance's Michi Iljazi joins the podcast to review 2014 benchmarks and the latest news. NTUF's Demian Brady and Dan Barrett reflect on the organization's work this year and reveal some year end sp
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Blog 

Tax Extenders Deal a Mixed Bag for Taxpayers

by Brandon Arnold / /

The House is about to consider a $44.7 billion bill that would retroactively reinstate for one year dozens of expired tax relief provisions. While National Taxpayers Union is normally strongly supportive of tax relief, this particular package is a mixed b
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Blog 

A $34,000 Mistake: the IRS and Civil Asset Forfeiture

by Michael Tasselmyer / /

In a process known as civil asset forfeiture, the IRS can take everything in your bank account without ever charging you with a crime. It's difficult to fight back, and unfortunately, it's becoming more common.
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