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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

General

How is the Social Security system affected?

Is there any provision in the FAIRtax bill to prevent both an income tax and a sales tax?

Is the FAIRtax progressive? Do the rich pay more and the poor pay less as a percentage of their spending?

Since business purchases are not taxable, how does the FAIRtax keep individuals from pretending to have a business so they can buy things tax-free?

I know the FAIRtax rate is 23 percent when compared to current income taxes. What will the rate of the sales tax be at the retail counter?

What will we experience in the transition from the income tax to the FairTax?

What about value-added taxes (VATs), like they have in Europe and Canada? Are they not consumption taxes?

Are gaming activities taxed under the FAIRtax?

How will this plan affect compliance costs?

How does the income tax affect our economy?

Why is it necessary to have a constitutional amendment?

How does the FAIRtax affect government spending?

What assumptions have been made about government spending?

Is the FAIRtax just another tax scheme?

Could we end up with both the FairTax and an income tax?

Can Congress just simply raise the rate once the FAIRtax is passed into law?

What about the flat tax? Would it be better and easier to pass?

What other significant economies use such a tax plan?

Can the FairTax really be passed into law?

Does the FAIRtax improve compliance and reduce evasion when compared to the current income tax?

How does the FAIRtax affect illegal immigration?

What about border issues?

How are state tax systems affected, and can states adequately collect a federal sales tax?

What will happen to charitable giving?

Should the government tax services?

Why not just exempt necessities from the FAIRtax instead of providing for a rebate?

Does the FAIRtax tax used items?

How does the FairTax affect wages and prices?

Is the FairTax fair?

Why is the FAIRtax better than our current system?

How is the tax collected?

Is consumption a reliable source of revenue?

How does the FairTax affect Social Security reform?

Does the FAIRtax rate need to be much higher to be revenue neutral?

Is the 23% FAIRtax higher or lower when compared to the income taxes people pay today?

Why not just exempt food and medicine from the tax? Wouldn’t that be fair and simple?

How does the prebate work?

Exactly what taxes are abolished?

What is taxed?

Business Related

How does this affect U.S. competitiveness in foreign trade?

What economic changes come at the retail level with the FAIRtax?

How will the plan affect economic growth?

Does the FAIRtax burden the retail industry?

Will corporations get a windfall with the abolition of the corporate tax?

How does the FAIRtax affect income tax preparers, accountants, and many government employees?

Personal Related

I’m in the military, how will the FAIRtax affect me?

What about the home mortgage deduction?

What happens to tax-free bonds?

What happens to the stock market, mutual funds, and retirement funds?

Are seniors taxed twice on savings, once when they saved it, and now again when they spend it?

What about senior citizens and retired people?

Is it fair for rich people to get the exact same FAIRtax rebate from the federal government as the poorest person in America?

How does the FAIRtax protect low-income families and individuals and retirees on fixed incomes?

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Americans for Fair Taxation® is a 501(c)(4) non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization solely dedicated to replacing the current income tax system with a fair, simple and transparent national consumption tax – the FAIRtax® Plan. We rely entirely on contributions from concerned citizens like you who want a tax system that will generate jobs and stimulate the economy. Welcome to the FAIRtax team!

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