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S. 912 (115th): 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. Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 24, 2017
Length: 9 pages
Apr 24, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 24, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Apr 24, 2017

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S. 912 (115th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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