More than four million U.S. taxpayers are directly engaged in the sharing economy, making everyday tasks like ordering household items, getting a ride to the airport and renting a vacation home easier for the rest of Americans. While being a member of this new era workforce is beneficial in a lot of ways – from…

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Intuit Statement on Tax Reform

Intuit is pleased Government is taking up tax reform and tax simplification and moving toward Congressional consideration of this critical priority.  We recognize that these issues will evolve as Congress works through the legislative process. Intuit has long advocated for tax simplification for individuals, families, small businesses and the self-employed.   Our mission to “Power…

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As our elected representatives begin the difficult but essential task of reforming our tax code, we strongly encourage them to keep tax simplification as the centerpiece of any reform package. Simplification of the tax code is beneficial to taxpayers across the country. The appeal of simplification starts with empowering every individual and small business to…

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Leading researchers, practitioners and policy experts on the social safety net and tax policy gathered to discuss how households experience income volatility and ways current policies help or hinder families predict and plan for tax obligations and windfalls. The conversation included insights from research published by the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center “Income Volatility: New Research…

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Every day a record 145 million Americans report to a full-time job and many economists now believe that we are rapidly approaching full employment. Given this macroeconomic climate, one might expect to see a decline in self-employment and the number of people eager to engage in the new “on-demand” work that has been enabled by…

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The U.S. labor market is going through a major change as people turn to self-employment in record numbers. Enabled by the ubiquitous connectivity of smartphones, entrepreneurs are embracing the opportunity to become self-employed. Today’s entrepreneurs don’t necessarily have storefronts, staffs or even business cards – and better yet, some don’t even have to find their…

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Talking Tax Reform: The Tax Code as a Barrier to Entrepreneurship

In the third event of the Talking Tax Reform series, the Tax Foundation hosted a special panel, sponsored by the Intuit Tax & Financial Center, on how we might craft business tax policies that don’t act as barriers to entrepreneurship. Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge moderated the panel of four of today’s leading experts: Scott Greenberg, Director of Federal Projects, Tax…

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For much of our history, most Americans lived in family units consisting of two parents, married to each other, with one or more dependent children all living together under the same roof. For families living in those times, many things were simpler, including the ability to decipher the tax code and file an accurate tax…

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Talking Tax Reform: A Modern Tax Code for Modern Families

In the second event of the Talking Tax Reform series, the Tax Foundation hosted a special panel, sponsored by the Intuit Tax & Financial Center, on simplifying our outmoded tax code to accommodate today’s complex family situations. Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge moderated the panel of four of today’s leading experts: Elaine Maag, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute Kyle Pomerleau,…

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While Congress debates tax reform, and the need to truly simplify the tax code for average taxpayers, we highlight two programs aimed at helping taxpayers in need of assistance to prepare and file their taxes for free. All across the country, in churches, libraries, schools, community centers and other public meeting halls, thousands of Volunteer…

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