The Case for the FreedomTax Is Still Strong and Compelling

The Case for the FreedomTax Is Still Strong and Compelling

The FreedomTax would reform the entire system of taxation, modernize it, make it tax-efficient, and redesign the tax into a true income tax. This modernization would make the income tax no longer prone to the frequent ad hoc tax-law changes. … Continue reading

The Tax-Mess Rejiggerment Act of 2018 and the Promise Made to Sell It

The Tax-Mess Rejiggerment Act of 2018 and the Promise Made to Sell It

Dissention is high in the ranks; therefore, the bold promise (also made with the Brady-Ryan “Better Way” Plan) that the income tax will be so simplified that the average taxpayer will only have a postcard-like tax return to file. Will … Continue reading

Why Income Tax Reform Is So Difficult

Why Income Tax Reform Is So Difficult

Ask yourself: Why can’t the income tax be made as simple and compliance easy as paying the federal motor-fuel tax? The motor-fuel tax does not require personal motorist tax returns to be filed to collect the tax, nor are there … Continue reading

Person Taxation: The Root of the Income Tax Mess

Person Taxation: The Root of the Income Tax Mess

Taxing all income the same opens the door to a far-reaching revolutionary reform. Under the single-rate FreedomTax, the tax will be levied, collected, and paid at the source of payment in the case of many forms of income – dividends, … Continue reading

Don’t Be Fooled by the “Flat-Tax” Reform Plans and their Promise of a Postcard-Tax Return

Don’t Be Fooled by the “Flat-Tax” Reform Plans and their Promise of a Postcard-Tax Return

The FreedomTax would have a design structure freeing most Americans from ever having to file a tax return again, not even a postcard. In most cases, the income tax would be collected at the source of payment. It would substantially reduce income-tax compliance burdens. It would end the present tax system’s drag on the economy and on job and wage growth. It would save the Treasury billions in tax administration costs, and the IRS would be massively downsized into a little-noticed ministerial tax-collection agency. Continue reading

Finding the Road to Real Income Tax Reform

Finding the Road to Real Income Tax Reform

As a tax reform proposal, the FreedomTax is revolutionary. It’s more than just a proposal to clean up a tax mess. It would overturn and junk the two pillars of the establishment’s system of taxation, replacing that system in its entirety with a true income tax. This new tax would be a 10% flat tax on all income, taxing all income the same so that all income would bear its fair share of the income tax burden. The FreedomTax would dethrone the IRS, transforming it into a mere ministerial agency charged with the benign task of administering a greatly simplified income tax and tax-neutral much like the motor-vehicle fuel tax. Continue reading