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Legislative Branch

Pay Federal Employee's Tax Exempt

My idea is to pay Federal emloyees a tax exempt value. This would take the same concept as municipal bonds to salaries. Budgets are artificially inflated due to a cyclical accounting of re-collecting taxes due on these salaries. Also due to the number of federal employees that do not pay their taxes correctly the recouped money stays with the government. Additional savings would be made through eliminating collection... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Federal Employees and Back Taxes

Create a single position or department that will discover and ensure all federal employees who are behind on thier state and federal taxes pay them back in a timely manner. Assist those employees in creating a budget in which garnishments can be made with as little impact on the employee as possible. Give the employee a window of time in which he/she can pay off the debt. If the debt is not paid within that space of time,... more »

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Legislative Branch

Simplify the Federal Income Tax Process

Simplify the Federal Income Tax Process. This is not a new idea. I recall some years ago of an initiative to propose a flat tax [with no loopholes]. The rate be set at a level that would generate the same level of funding as the current tiered system. The expected positive results are: (1) reduced IRS staffing costs, (2) reduced litigation costs, (3) higher percentage on-time tax submittals. Potential negative effects:... more »

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Legislative Branch

Federal Agencies Buy Products made in the USA as a Mandatory Source of Supply

It should be mandatory that all Federal agencies must try to purchase products made or assembled in the United States before buying products made else where. All motor vehicles purchased by the federal government should have the vehicle identification number (VIN) start with the number "1" when purchased. It's time to bring American jobs back home, The federal government needs to upgrade the industrial base in this... more »

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Department of Energy

Claiming Foreign

Don't allow US taxpayers to claim foreign national family members as exemptions on their taxes each year. It seems unfair to me how a US taxpayer can claim a foriegn individual (a citizen of another country...living in another country on their taxes.) Whereas, US taxpayers can't claim our own elderly parents who live right here in the US. This would save subtantional amount of money and reduce the federal debt.

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Environmental Protection Agency

Reduce commuting distances and harmful car emissions while jump-starting the housing market

Re-assess the IRS's 50-mile minimum rule for deducting moving expenses on income taxes and also the 50-mile minimum rule for reimbursing military moving expenses (the government will not pay to move a member when their new duty station is less than 50 miles from their previous duty station). Gas prices are still very high, and traffic is getting increasingly worse all over the country, especially in areas like San Diego,... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Bill for taxes!

To make the IRS 1040 EZ form a push system versus a pull system. The form is relatively easy to fill out and it would appear that the IRS has all the information since they recently sent me a correction with information I had forgotten. So, instead of millions of people filling out a 1040 EZ, why doesn't the IRS just send a simple bill? If the tax payer agrees, they pays that amount or receive a refund. If they don't... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Allow people who owe back taxes to work it off

Many people who owe back taxes want to get back into compliance and pay what they owe, but are not able to and fear a system that penalizes them as opposed to welcoming them back into the fold and getting them back on the tax rolls. Due to the economy and current job situation, some of them can't right a check to Uncle Sam, but are more than willing to put their skills, experiences and abililities to work for Uncle Sam... more »

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Office of Personnel Management

Standardize Federal Employee Taxes

Eliminate the need for Federal employees to file tax returns each year. Standardize the amount withheld from each employee based on their pay grade, location, and family/living status. The millions of dollars not collected from delinquent employees would be eliminated as would the cost of processing tax returns each year.

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Department of the Interior

Collect 100% of Taxes Owed

Quit giving tax breaks to people that owe back taxes. Just because they owe a lot doesn't mean they should be given an opportunity to pay less. I have to pay ALL of mine and I expect the IRS to make everyone else pay for ALL of theirs. Same with buying homes with adjustable interest rates. Quit rewarding stupid!

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