May 7, 2004: SBSC Testifies Before House On IRS Paperwork Burden
Keating presented an array of statistics and trends about the costs of the current tax system, and called for a variety of reforms. These proposed reforms included making the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent to reduce complexity and uncertainty; further exploring moving to a fair, simpler, less costly, and more pro-growth tax code; repealing the individual and corporate alternative minimum taxes; opposing the National Taxpayer Advocate's recent recommendation for Congress to "implement a mechanism to withhold on certain categories of non-wage workers;" and urging the IRS to find ways to alter the way it presents its booklets, instructions, and forms to make them more friendly.
According to the SBSC, the hearing offered a solid exchange of ideas, with Subcommittee Chairman Doug Ose (R-Calif.) and Rep. Edward Schrock (R-Va.) leading the way.
Publication date: 05/03/2004