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Congressman Mike Bost

Representing the 12th District of Illinois

Tax Reform

Americans are rightfully frustrated over our nation’s tax system, and I very much share their concerns. The current tax code is cumbersome and confusing. It is estimated that American taxpayers spend over seven billion hours per year trying to comply with the current filing requirements. Our tax code is ridden with loopholes and unnecessary complexity that discourages saving and investing.

Each year taxpayers scan through 60,000 pages of forms and make difficult decisions between numerous calculations, tax credits and deductions. We must simplify our tax code and cut the red tape to ensure a fair tax system for Americans. 

By bringing a common sense approach to government, I'm fighting to simplify the tax code for working families and job creators. Taxpayers are in the best possible position to determine how to spend their own money, not bureaucrats in Washington. Tax revenue is generated by ensuring people are working and profitable – not from continuing to raise tax rates.

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More on Tax Reform

November 29, 2017 Press Release
Today, U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) joined Republican Members of the Illinois Congressional Delegation in response to letters they received last week from Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth concerning tax reform and the impact on middle-income families.
November 16, 2017 Press Release
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today released the following statement after the House passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
November 2, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today released the following statement after the release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:
September 27, 2017 Press Release
U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) issued the following statement after House Republicans released today its framework for tax reform:
August 24, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, organized a panel of Southern Illinois small business owners, manufacturers, and job creators at the Shiloh Community and Senior Center Aug. 17 to receive local input before Congress considers tax reform legislation later this year.

August 17, 2017 Press Release
U.S Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) organized a panel of Southern Illinois small business owners, manufacturers, and job creators at the Shiloh Community and Senior Center to receive local input before Congress considers tax reform legislation later this year.