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Carter Message on Tax Day

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) released the following message on Tax Day 2018 - the last time Americans will file taxes under the old, burdensome tax code before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is fully implemented. 

Full Transcript:

Today is Tax Day. Why am I celebrating Tax Day?

Because it’s the last time Americans will file their taxes using the outdated, burdensome, and complicated tax code before the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is fully implemented.

Here’s five ways the new tax code will be better for you and Americans across the country.

One. Lower tax rates for all Americans. That means you will get to keep more of your hard-earned money.

Two. The Child Tax Credit will double from $1,000 to $2,000. This will help provide meaningful relief to the cost of raising a family.

Three. The standard deduction will nearly double to $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples.

Four. Simpler tax forms. That means less hassle and time spent filing your taxes.

Five. No more individual mandate from Obamacare. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act repealed this unfair tax.

The new tax code means more money for you and less time filing your taxes next year. Join me in celebrating Tax Day. 

For more information on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, visit