This site builds upon the excellent work of the Fair Tax movement and organization.
Similarities, with so many positive benefits to America, are much greater than differences; however, Sales Tax Only is simpler.
It is only a sales tax on all goods and services except food. Easy to understand and straightforward to implement.
Regressive Taxes decrease as the amount subject to taxation increases, meaning the poor pay proportionally more tax.
Progressive Taxes increase as the amount subject to taxation increases, meaning the rich pay proportionally more tax.
Sales Tax Only is a flat tax. The rate is the same. The more you spend the more tax you pay, but the rate stays the same. Actually, if you are poor you will spend less and therefore pay less total tax.
A reasonable plan to accomplish Sales Tax Only can come from any one in America.
If you have an idea, a difficulty, an opportunity, a comment; reply.
We’ll try to use it by integrating your idea into the Sales Tax Only plan.
Life is increasingly complex. Most people in America feel themselves pulled in too many ways. Left unfulfilled is a need to think about something simple, understandable, and encouraging.
Sales Tax Only is simple.
- Everything purchased, EXCEPT FOOD, is taxed. Both goods and services are taxed.
- Everybody pays it. As examples, if a corporation buys a machine to produce a good or service, sales tax is paid. If you get your oil changed or your car repaired, you pay sales tax on the bill amount.
Sales Tax Only is understandable.
- Most states, 45 at last count, already collect sales tax. Many citizens therefore already pay sales tax.
- There are no complex rules to figure out. Therefore no complex organization needed to write and enforce the rules.
Sales Tax Only is encouraging.
- Each person is in charge of their own money. Your paycheck is all yours.
- The whole country can get together to do a new thing. Everyone is on the same footing.
- There are no tax loopholes.
We Americans have been hungering for a project like the man on the moon project in the 1960’s. We are a nation of intense individuals, with family histories of leaving oppression to start a new thing. We need to be inspired to do something difficult together – truly change.
Here is a new thing. Totally different than the way we have been. Difficult yet attainable by a people melded and formed from all the best peoples in humanity. Let us change the way we fund our government. No more income tax, property tax, estate tax, capital gain, or the myriad little taxes on everything. One tax. Sales tax on the sale or lease of all goods and services. Everything except food. By corporations and individuals. Putting this new system in place would give us a purpose and a sense of community that our world lacks.
We can do this difficult thing. We can change. We can make it work. So many things are already in place to build on. Forty-five states already have sales tax systems in place. The states can collect the tax and send the federal government’s portion on. We would not need a huge IRS. Accountants could then assist with true business improvement decisions and not be burdened with tax reduction strategies. The government would be incented to foster active commerce. Interest rates on savings accounts would go up because business would be encouraged and funds would be needed for new equipment, all of which would be sales taxed, etc.
We have tried other taxes, they have worked to a degree but each has had severe limitations and we get bogged down in the details of trying to make an unfair system fair. Take a moment and think about how it could work. It would be fair to all. A universal sales-tax-only would be in the neighborhood of 17%. Daniel Feenberg (Ph.D., Economics) of the National Bureau of Economic Research has done an initial study on such a concept, using 1991 figures.
We have the 16th Amendment giving Congress the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, but we don’t HAVE to do it!