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A Fast-Growing and Alarming Problem: Taxpayer Identity Theft

by Demian Brady / /

As if all the time, expenses, and energy spent digging through the 209 pages of Form 1040 instructions, hunting around for receipts, and double checking all the numbers to make sure you’ve filled out your taxes properly wasn’t onerous enough, many taxpayers may be in for an additional unexpected surprise when they try to submit their taxes. 


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Letters 

Give Floridians a Break: Cut Taxes on TV and Cell Phones

by Brandon Arnold / /

On behalf of National Taxpayers Union's members in Florida, I am writing in support of much-needed tax relief for the residents of the Sunshine State.
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Testimony 

Testimony Before The Committee on Small Business United States House of Representatives

by Pete Sepp / /

Chairman Chabot, Ranking Member Velázquez, and Members of the Committee, I am honored to have been invited to present comments today for your hearing, "Tax Reform: Ensuring that Main Street Isn't Left Behind." ...
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Vote Alert 

NTU Urges "Yes" Votes on the "Fair Treatment of All Donations Act"

by Nan Swift / /

NTU urges all Representatives to vote "YES" on H.R. 1104, the "Fair Treatment of All Donations Act," which would ensure that donations to 501(c)(4), (c)(5), and (c)(6) organizations are not subject to the federal gift tax.
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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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Letters 

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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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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Letters 

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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Letters 

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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