(Washington, D.C.) - Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (Ga-01) voted today to create a simpler, fairer tax code. The House passed H.R. 2029, the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act, with Carter’s support.
“Since I arrived in Congress, I have been fighting to simplify America’s antiquated and overly burdensome tax code that is the greatest threat to economic opportunity in our nation,” Carter said. “With the highest corporate tax rate in the world and an overly complex tax code, creating a fairer tax code and reining in the bureaucrats at the IRS are the best moves we can make to empower all Americans to achieve the American Dream. The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act works to accomplish this by reining in the out-of-control IRS and making 40 percent of the tax extenders permanent laying the groundwork for the comprehensive tax reform our nation deserves.”
H.R. 2029 makes permanent over 20 tax relief provisions, extends for 5 years or 2 years a number of other tax relief provisions that expired at the end of 2014, places a moratorium on the medical device tax, and addresses a number of additional tax policy changes.
“This legislation continues efforts to dismantle the train wreck of Obamacare by delaying the tax on medical devices for two years,” Carter said. “Hardworking Americans and job creators deserve stability and they will only be provided this if Obamacare is eliminated and we finally put an end to the endless cycle of expiring tax policies. I am proud to support this legislation today to provide a strong path to both and I will continue my fight to completely abolish the IRS and scrap our current tax code.”
Carter’s first act as a Member of Congress was to co-sponsor the Fair Tax, which would create a simpler, fairer and flatter tax code to build a stronger economy.