H.R. 25 (111th): Fair Tax Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jan 06, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 296 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jan 22, 2009

Sponsor
John Linder
Representative for Georgia's 7th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 06, 2009
Length
131 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 25 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 04, 2007

S. 296 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 06, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 06, 2009
 
Full Title

To promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States.

Summary

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Cosponsors
65 cosponsors (64R, 1D) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


1/6/2009--Introduced.
Fair Tax Act of 2009 - Repeals the income tax, employment tax, and estate and gift tax. Redesignates the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Internal Revenue Code of 2009.
Imposes a national sales tax on the use or consumption in the United States of taxable property or services.
Sets the sales tax rate at 23% in 2011, with adjustments to the rate in subsequent years.
Allows exemptions from the tax for property or services purchased for business, export, or investment purposes, and for state government functions.
Sets forth rules relating to:
(1) the collection and remittance of the sales tax; and
(2) credits and refunds.
Allows a monthly sales tax rebate for families meeting certain size and income requirements.Grants states the primary authority for the collection of sales tax revenues and the remittance of such revenues to the Treasury. Sets forth administrative provisions relating to:
(1) the filing of monthly reports and payments of tax;
(2) accounting methods;
(3) registration of sellers of goods and services responsible for reporting sales;
(4) penalties for noncompliance; and
(5) collections, appeals, and taxpayer rights.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to allocate sales tax revenues among:
(1) the general revenue;
(2) the old-age and survivors insurance trust fund;
(3) the disability insurance trust fund;
(4) the hospital insurance trust fund; and
(5) the federal supplementary medical insurance trust fund.
Prohibits the funding of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after FY2013. Establishes in the Department of the Treasury:
(1) an Excise Tax Bureau to administer excise taxes not administered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); and
(2) a Sales Tax Bureau to administer the national sales tax.
Terminates the sales tax imposed by this Act if the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (authorizing an income tax) is not repealed within seven years after the enactment of this Act.

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