NSBA President Discusses the Fair Tax with Heritage

November 19, 2014

pic-Todd-speakingOn Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, the Heritage Foundation hosted a high-level discussion on broad tax reform, namely, the Fair Tax, featuring NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. Joining McCracken was Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.), Steve Hayes, Chairman of Americans for Fair Taxation and Heritage Senior Fellow in Economic Policy David Burton.

A staunch advocate for broad tax reform and simplification, NSBA was the first small-business organization to endorse the Fair Tax—a 23-percent, single rate, national retail sales tax which would be applied to the sale of all consumer goods and services at the final point of consumption. McCracken outlined NSBA’s long-time support of the proposal as a way to not only ease the tax burden, but ease growing complexity with the code.

McCracken stated that while the financial burden of taxes on small business is a significant one, complexity is actually becoming a bigger burden. He went on to state that the majority of small businesses spend more than 40 hours per year dealing with federal taxes, according to NSBA’s Taxation Survey.

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