Our mission to pass The FAIRtax is a federal initiative and we have introduced The FAIRtax into Congress since 2001. To pass The FAIRtax, we eventually require majority support in Committee and in the full House. One way to exhibit strength is to gain Co-Sponsors which means those Representatives typically have met with their Constitutents.
To assist with the challenge of meeting with our Federal Representatives, many of our Volunteer Grassroots Supporters are also approaching their more accessible State Legislators. Meeting with their State Legislators with the goal of obtaining their support and then having them “lobby” the Federal Representatives to Co-Sponsor H.R.25. Also, today’s State Legislators are often tomorrow’s Representatives in Congress.
What comes next is very interesting.
Very quickly, these meetings with our State Legislators turned into a demonstration of The FAIRtax being just as beneficial at the state level as it is at the federal level. And so "The State FairTax” Initiative was born!
States have always been and should continue to be the laboratories of change. So, to continue to support our States (those with and without Income-TAX-Systems) to implement "True Fundamental Tax Reform" in their States, we have set up these pages.
In those 9 states without a Destructive Income-TAX, we would like for you to contact your State Legislatures and:
1. Thank them for being an Income-TAX free state
2. Advocate to pass a State “Legislative Memorial” (in your state, it could be called by another name, like "Resolution") like Florida passed in 2014 urging Congress to support The FAIRtax. Click here to read Florida SM-118
3. Advocate to Amend your State's Constitution to prohibit an Income-TAX like Tennessee and Texas accomplished in 2014 & 2019 respectively
States Without An Income-TAX
Alaska, Florida, New Hampshire, Nevada, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wyoming. None of these 9 States tax wages. Tennessee and New Hampshire currently tax dividends and interest (however, both have already passed legislation to phase out those taxes by 2025 and will join the other 7 states which have no Income-TAX on any form of income).
Though these 9 States don't have an Income-TAX, there is still room for improvement for modeling tax reform based upon The FAIRtax. None of them for example, use the prebate mechanism to address regressivity nor do they tax consumption as broadly as The FAIRtax does. This provides an opportunity for these 9 states to lower their high sales tax rates and make their sales tax less regressive.
The remaining 41 states have a State Income-TAX which taxes income "from whatever source derived", just as the federal income-tax does.