Griffin: Tax Code Places ‘Unconscionable’ Burden on Taxpayers, Must Be Reformed

Jan 9, 2013 Issues: Economy and Jobs, Tax Reform

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02), a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, issued the following statement regarding the National Taxpayer Advocate’s 2012 Annual Report to Congress:

“This report underscores the urgent need for comprehensive, commonsense tax reform.  The IRS has confirmed what most Americans already know too well: our tax code holds back economic growth by imposing a ‘significant, even unconscionable, burden on taxpayers.’  I’ll continue fighting for a simpler, fairer and flatter tax system that broadens the base, encourages growth and helps create jobs.”