Sen. Jerry Moran will host a forum on U.S. tax reform in Olathe next week. Doors will open for the forum at 6 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd.
Moran is a sponsor of the Fair Tax Act of 2015, legislation that would overhaul and simplify the American tax system. During the Aug. 17 forum, Moran and guests will discuss fixing the broken tax code, how a simplified tax code will help boost the economy, the importance of protecting Americans from government intrusion by the Internal Revenue Service and what differentiates each of the leading tax reform proposals.
Stephen Hayes, chairman and president of Americans for Fair Taxation, and Kansas Rep. John Rubin of Shawnee will join representatives from the Kansas FairTax Board at the forum. The forum will inform Kansans about the fair tax, a proposal to replace the U.S.’s complicated, income-based, multi-tier tax system with one national sales tax. A fair tax would render the IRS obsolete.
“Overhauling the American tax system is not an easy undertaking, but the economic need for a leaner and fairer tax code has never been greater,” Moran said. “Reducing costly inefficiencies and the burden of filing taxes should be a priority this Congress. The fair tax would put all taxpayers on equal footing, protect Americans from government intrusion by the IRS, boost business growth, and incentivize savings and investment – all while collecting revenue at levels similar to those of our current mess of a tax code.”
Moran’s Forum on U.S. tax reform is open to members of the public, and area residents are encouraged to attend. Doors will open for the event at 6 p.m. and opening remarks will begin at 6:30 p.m. The forum will conclude with a public question and answer period.