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S. 155 (114th): Fair Tax Act of 2015

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On Tax Day earlier this month, Jimmy Fallon quipped, “It’s that one day of the year when even Democrats turn into Republicans.” But, aside from the remaining GOP presidential candidates, what exactly is the congressional Republicans’ tax plan?

Although there are several competing proposals, among the most popular — with 73 cosponsors in the House — is H.R. 25 and S. 155, the Fair Tax Act, introduced by Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA7) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS).

What is the “Fair Tax”?

The plan, nicknamed the FairTax, “would repeal all federal personal income taxes, corporate income taxes, payroll taxes, capital gains taxes and gift and estate taxes, and replace them with a revenue-neutral, personal consumption tax on all retail sales of new goods and services.” The federal sales tax on ...

Sponsor and status

Jerry Moran

Sponsor. Senator for Kansas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 13, 2015
Length: 132 pages
Introduced
Jan 13, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 13, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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Jan 13, 2015
 
Introduced

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S. 155 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 155. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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