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Poison Pill in Senate Budget Sets Up Tax Hike Showdown

by Nan Swift / /

An 11th hour amendment to S. Con. Res. 11, the Senate Budget Resolution, could open the door to tax hikes to pay for increased spending, far above the Budget Control Act (BCA) caps.


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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
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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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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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NTU Endorses H.R. 1087, "The Tax and Fee Collection Fairness Act of 2015"

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On behalf of the members of National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I write to express our support for H.R. 1087, the "Tax and Fee Collection Fairness Act of 2015." This legislation would require that a financial transaction exist between a buyer and seller in or
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NTU urges Washington State Legislators to oppose tobacco tax hikes

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of National Taxpayers Union's members in Washington, I urge you to oppose Senate Bill 5808, which would raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products. Although supporters of this tax hike claim that high cigarette taxes are good public po
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Fast Tracked Gas Tax Increase Slows Iowa Taxpayers at the Pumps

by Timothy Howland / /

A swift blow was dealt to taxpayers in Iowa yesterday as Governor Branstad signed a bill in to law to hike gas and diesel taxes by 10 cents a gallon. The increase resulting from Senate File 257 equates to a more than 45% boost in a single year, making Io
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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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Puerto Rican Debt Primer: Causes and Solutions

by Dan Barrett / /

Because of over-spending and relying on a possible federal bailout, Puerto Rico is saddled with over $70 billion and recently was denied restructuring rights under Chapter 9 bankruptcy rules. Bondholders, who expect to receive returns on their investments
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NTU Endorses S. 431, the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of the members of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), I would like to extend our enthusiastic support for S. 431, the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act. This critically important bill would permanently ban taxes on Internet access. With the curre
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