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Carter Introduces the Fair Tax Act

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Washington, January 8, 2021 | comments
Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) has introduced H.R. 25, the Fair Tax Act, to replace the current tax code with a national consumption tax known as the Fair Tax.

"My first act as a member of Congress was co-sponsoring the Fair Tax," said Carter. "Following the retirement of my friend and fellow Georgian former Representative Rob Woodall, I knew someone needed to carry on this fight, and I am thrilled to do it. As a small business owner for more than 30 years and a taxpayer, I understand the burdens of our tax code. While we made very important strides with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Fair Tax goes another step further to reward hard work and savings while making the complicated and burdensome IRS obsolete. The Fair Tax would create the simple tax code needed to make our economy even stronger."

"Americans for Fair Taxation is delighted and honored  that Congressman Buddy Carter is now the lead sponsor of H.R. 25, the bill to enact the FAIR tax. Congressman Carter understands the unfairness of our present income/payroll tax system and the advantages to every American that will result in replacing the failing tax system with the FAIR tax. We look forward to working with Congressman Carter and his staff to pass the FAIR tax," said Steve Hayes, President of Americans For Fair Taxation.

First introduced into the U.S. Congress in 1999 by former Georgia Congressman John Linder, the Fair Tax is the leading tax reform movement in the country. In addition to eliminating all personal and corporate income taxes, the Death Tax, gift taxes, and the payroll tax, the fair tax would also eliminate the need for the Internal Revenue Service. The Fair Tax would repeal the current tax code and replace it with a single national consumption tax that is pro-growth and allows Americans to keep every cent of their hard-earned money. 

Following the retirement of Linder, Woodall introduced the legislation until his retirement. Carter has now taken on the fight to lead the Fair Tax movement.
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