I was in my early 20’s when my father passed away unexpectedly in a farming accident.  Shortly after moving back home to take over our family farm, we were forced to take out a loan to pay off the taxes that were owed as a result of dad’s passing.  That loan impacted every decision we made for about a decade.  That’s why today, I am fighting to save hardworking taxpayers from the burdensome taxes that made it difficult for my own family to live out our American Dream.  And I'm fighting this fight as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which gives me a powerful voice in any tax reform debate.

Fundamentally, I believe taxpayers deserve a tax code that is simpler, flatter, and fairer.  I’m proud to have helped the House pass a series of tax extensions to give families a little break. These bills worked to extend support to thousands of Americans, but for the long-term, I believe you deserve a specific and comprehensive plan of action for how lawmakers will make the tax code work for you. 

Ultimately, I’m looking for a plan that will make the tax code simpler, fairer and easier for families and Main Street businesses.  It must be done in a way that supports a healthy economy and encourages companies to start hiring again.  If done correctly, tax reform would make sure families have less taken out of their paycheck each month.  Finally, any comprehensive reform of our tax code must also tackle fraud, abuse and mismanagement at the IRS to better protect hardworking taxpayers.

Further Reading

Noem Welcomes SD Producer to Testify on Tax Reform before Key Committee, July 13, 2017

Noem, South Dakotans: Time for Tax Reform is Now, May 18, 2017

Noem Introduces Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension, May 5, 2017

Noem, Bishop Introduce Death Tax Repeal in the House, January 24, 2017

Noem Earns Seat on Key Tax Policy and Trade Panels, January 6, 2017

Noem, Sinema Introduce Bipartisan Health Insurance Tax Repeal, January 4, 2017

Weekly Column: A Blueprint for Tax Reform, July 1, 2016

House Passes Noem's IRS Workforce Integrity Bill, April 21, 2016

Column: Bucket of Prosperity, April 8, 2016

Noem Votes to Protect South Dakotans from Tax Hikes, December 17, 2015

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