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Rep. Camp: U.S. tax code “too complex, too costly, too unfair”

Dave Camp

Dave Camp

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) said in a Tuesday editorial that the U.S. tax code is a “nightmare,” saying it is “too complex, too costly and too unfair.”

“Nearly 90 percent of taxpayers either hire a professional or buy commercial software just to do their taxes,” Camp said. “That’s not surprising when you consider that in the last decade alone there have been more than 4,000 changes to the tax code – more than one a day.”

Camp said American taxpayers should not “need an army of lawyers and accountants” to understand the tax code.

“Tax reform should not be about making people pay more or send more to Washington,” Camp said. “Tax reform should not bail out Washington from its debt and deficit problems. There is enough money in Washington. Tax reform should be about helping families, making our economy stronger, creating more jobs with better pay and making the tax code simpler and fairer for you.”

Camp urged taxpayers to weigh in on the subject of tax code reform at www.taxreform.gov.

“The tax code should be accountable to you because it is your money, not the IRS’,” Camp said. “Now is time for Washington to make the tax code simpler and fairer so our economy gets stronger, more jobs are created and paychecks start going up again.  That’s the kind of tax code and the real solutions you deserve.”

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