Americans For Fair Taxation


"Now is the time to enact the FairTax...which would create a fairer, simpler tax code that allows every American the freedom to determine his or her own priorities and opportunities." - Senator Saxby Chambliss

Americans deserve a simpler, fairer tax code

Senator Saxby Chambliss By Senator Saxby Chambliss

Congress has adjusted and changed the current federal tax code many times over the years. Yet every April 15, Americans are reminded that the current code continues to be unfair and excessively complex. We should end the IRS as we know it and replace the present tax system with one that is simple, fair, consistent and honest.

When I travel around Georgia, one of the key issues folks talk about is the need for a fair tax system. Every year, I introduce legislation in the U.S. Senate called the FairTax. It would create a simpler tax code that allows every American the freedom to determine his or her own priorities and opportunities. I am proud to lead the Senate’s effort on this measure.

The FairTax would eliminate all federal income and payroll taxes, and replace them with a consumption tax on the final sale of all goods and services. Under the FairTax, the less you spend, the less you pay in taxes. The more you spend, the more you pay.

Taxes would be collected the same way sales taxes are collected today: consumers pay whenever they buy a first-time good or service. The seller collects the tax, which is paid to the government. The plan includes a mechanism to lighten the tax burden on necessities such as food, transportation and clothing to help lower-income families. The FairTax would continue to fund Social Security and Medicare, but the revenue would come from the sales tax, not a payroll tax. If enacted, the FairTax could be a $2.5 trillion economic stimulus to our economy over 10 years.

I believe we have a real opportunity to make April 15 just another day if we get momentum in Congress to eliminate the federal tax code and replace it with the commonsense solution of the FairTax.

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)

Sponsor of S.13 "The FairTax Act of 2011"

The FairTax Picture of the Week

Steve Omtvedt and Paul Bergener in Richmond, VA

Volunteers Steve Omtvedt and Community Coordinator Paul Bergener spreading the word in Richmond, VA

The FairTax in the News

Gingrich: 435 Congressional Commissions to Study Fair

…His segue to his standard stump speech then took an odd turn when he looked to several sign-carrying Fair Tax supporters in the crowd and announced yet another grandiose, over the top proposal like many that the public has come to expect in his campaign. He said he wants to “sponsor and … support creating a commission on the Fair Tax, putting together a computer model so that every American can go on line, take their current budget, compare what it would be like under the Fair Tax versus what it would be like under the current tax code.”

Not to be outdone by such a simple proposal he then went on to say that “once that commission has done that, I would then like to have 435 Congressional District Commissions, so that we would be in a position to have hearings in every single congressional district where people could come out and ask questions, offer improvements, figure out how to do it.”..

Five questions with Gary JohnsonThe Washington Times

…I also advocate replacing our entire federal tax system with a Fair Tax. The current system does all the wrong things: It penalizes earning and investment, and allows politicians far too many opportunities to meddle in the private economy by picking winners and losers. Enacting a tax based on consumption and free-market choices such as the Fair Tax, will reboot the economy quickly and effectively…

The February FairTax Webinar

With Special Topic: Actual Dollars the FairTax Puts in Your Pocket Compared to Our Current Tax Code

When: Thursday, February 23, 2012

Time: 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain,  5 pm Pacific

Where: At your personal computer anywhere!

Why: To provide an interactive forum for people who cannot get to local meetings to learn about the FairTax and to present special topics that are frequently misunderstood or not generally discussed.

Who: Join Marc Manieri, Americans for Fair Taxation Community Coordinator in the Greater Orlando, Florida area. In their third year now, Marc’s webinars draw national participation from seasoned FairTax supporters as well as those just getting introduced to the FairTax.

Join: To participate, register here and watch for the confirmation email. For more information contact Larry Walters at

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