“Our tax policy should reflect our economic ambitions, not be a millstone around the neck of the American economy. Our tax code can and should leverage our entrepreneurial spirit and reward our hard work… thankfully we have a clear alternative — the FairTax. Let’s make April 15 just another beautiful spring day.” – Rep. Rob […]
About Steve Hayes
Steven L. Hayes graduated with Honors from the University of Arkansas and with Honors from the University of San Francisco Law School. Working for a number of years as a tax lawyer, Mr. Hayes investigated various alternatives to the income tax. Based on his research, speaking with other tax practitioners, business owners, employees and economists, Mr. Hayes decided that the best solution was to eliminate the income tax and the IRS and replace them with a national retail sales tax collected by the states.
In 1990, Mr. Hayes joined Citizens For An Alternative Tax System ("CATS"), a non-profit 501(c)(4) lobbying organization, and became its President. Mr. Hayes has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, had numerous articles published in newspapers and magazines, and spoken to groups of citizens around the country about the reasons we must eliminate the income tax and the IRS and replace them with a national retail sales tax. Mr. Hayes has testified before the House Ways And Means Committee and Jack Kemp's Tax Reform Committee. Mr. Hayes is a regular member on panels of tax reform specialists.
Mr. Hayes is a national spokesperson for Americans for Fair Taxation and is on the board of directors for the Florida Fair Tax Educational Association.
Entries by Steve Hayes
In a recent FAIRtax Friday article by John Linder, he commented that “If we had been under the FAIRtax in 2012, 10 percent of all corporations in America would have collected 89 percent of all the taxes on goods. These are big corporations with totally computerized ordering and sales systems. It would be difficult for […]
Adam Smith, the father of economics, published An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations nearly 240 years ago[i]. Soon after, an extraordinary flourishing of innovation and human well-being took off and transformed the globe. According to economist Deirdre McCloskey, the average American today is roughly 30 to 100 times better […]
More American jobs and the products that make your life better are under attack by those in Washington who do not seek a solution, but merely want to mask the failures of our horrific income tax code. Currently, America’s corporations pay 39.1% in income taxes – the highest tax rate of 33 industrialized countries! To stay […]
If most politicians and bureaucrats were asked to describe their perfect tax, it would have the following characteristics: Raise a lot of money; Be easy to assess and can be collected automatically; Be hidden in the price of goods; Appears to only tax the very wealthy; Be easily manipulated to favor the groups who contribute […]