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S. 912: Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2017

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About the bill

The average American takes 13 hours to file their taxes. In Estonia, it takes an average of five minutes.

This week is everybody’s least favorite of the year, because taxes are due. Although seemingly nobody likes the current tax filing system, is the best way to improve the status quo by adding more private-sector or public-sector involvement to the process? Two rival bill ideas, one in the House and one in the Senate, would take nearly opposite approaches to changing the system.


Currently, most people use such private ...

Sponsor and status

Elizabeth Warren

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 24, 2017
Length: 9 pages

Apr 24, 2017


Introduced on Apr 24, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 24, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 24, 2017

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S. 912 is 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.

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