The Living-Wages Tax-Allowance Bill

Eliminating or reducing income tax for 99% of workers.

sponsored by Living Wages Tax Allowance Organization • Become a Co-sponsor

primary topic: Tax Reform
secondary topics: Economy


The Living-Wages-Tax-Allowance bill is a grassroots initiative to boost the economy by cutting your income tax. Under this bill, 99% of U.S. workers will pay fewer taxes. 67%, 95 Million workers, will pay no income taxes at all.

When Congress established income taxes in 1894 the rate was 2% and was only levied on incomes over $101,200 (in 2010 dollars) - affecting fewer than 10% of workers.

Real expenses should be fully deductible. This obvious rationale is common practice when taxing corporations. If the government taxed business before they've turned profitable, most businesses will fail and collapse under the burden. Income taxes levied on gross revenues would be detrimental and prevent growth and financial prosperity. Appropriately, businesses are taxed only on their NET-GAINS, i.e. on their Income-in-excess-of-Operating-Expenses.

This bill will apply the same logic to individual workers and only levy income taxes on their NET-GAINS, i.e. on their Income-in-excess-of-Living-Expenses.

Today’s standardized-deductions of $6,000 are unreasonable. A 100% deductible BASIC-LIVING-ALLOWANCE of approximately $50,000 per household per year will cover reasonable and necessary expenses. The Living-Wages-Tax-Allowance bill will boost the economy by ending the detrimental burden of income taxes currently levied on struggling workers. This will infuse the economy with trillions of dollars - increasing demand for goods and services.

The Living-Wages-Tax-Allowance bill will be revenue-neutral and at the same time free millions of workers from their forced dependance on public assistance.


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