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Short Titles as Introduced

FairTax Act of 2015

Official Titles

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Official Title as Introduced

To promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/06/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
01/06/2015Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/06/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (75)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6]* 01/06/2015
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2]* 01/06/2015
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Graves, Tom [R-GA-14]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Long, Billy [R-MO-7]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3]* 01/06/2015
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Foxx, Virginia [R-NC-5]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7]* 01/06/2015
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Stutzman, Marlin A. [R-IN-3]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11]* 01/06/2015
Rep. DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1]* 01/06/2015
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] 01/07/2015
Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5] 01/12/2015
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 01/12/2015
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 01/12/2015
Rep. Sanford, Mark [R-SC-1] 01/12/2015
Rep. Rigell, E. Scott [R-VA-2] 01/20/2015
Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] 01/28/2015
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 02/04/2015
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] 02/11/2015
Rep. Palmer, Gary J. [R-AL-6] 02/27/2015
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 03/18/2015
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2] 04/21/2015
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 04/29/2015
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] 06/10/2015
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 09/09/2015
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 09/15/2015
Rep. Hardy, Cresent [R-NV-4] 11/30/2015
Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1] 09/08/2016
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 09/08/2016
Cosponsors Who Withdrew Date Cosponsored Date Withdrawn CR Explanation
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8]* 01/06/2015 01/13/2015 --

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Ways and Means01/06/2015 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (01/06/2015)

FairTax Act of 2015

This bill is a tax reform proposal that imposes a national sales tax on the use or consumption in the United States of taxable property or services in lieu of the current income and corporate income tax, employment and self-employment taxes, and estate and gift taxes. The rate of the sales tax will be 23% in 2017, with adjustments to the rate in subsequent years. There are exemptions from the tax for used and intangible property, for property or services purchased for business, export, or investment purposes, and for state government functions.

Under the bill, family members who are lawful U.S. residents receive a monthly sales tax rebate (Family Consumption Allowance) based upon criteria related to family size and poverty guidelines.

The states have the responsibility for administering, collecting, and remitting the sales tax to the Treasury.

Tax revenues are to be allocated among: (1) the general revenue, (2) the old-age and survivors insurance trust fund, (3) the disability insurance trust fund, (4) the hospital insurance trust fund, and (5) the federal supplementary medical insurance trust fund.

No funding is allowed for the operations of the Internal Revenue Service after FY2019.

Finally, the bill terminates the national sales tax if the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution (authorizing an income tax) is not repealed within seven years after the enactment of this Act.