Tax Code Reform
However, there are a number of tax credits, tax deductions, tax exemptions and tax preferences that exist in the present tax structure in the United States, which make it quite complicated in nature. Furthermore, there are a few ambiguities that serve particular vested interests and every taxpayer does not get the equal treatment.
The federal government of the United States is taking a number of initiatives to eliminate these lacunae. Efforts are on for tax code reforms and a number of political economists are suggesting that there should be a comprehensive overhaul or modernization of the tax codes that are prevailing in the country.
Fundamental tax reform is one of the most acceptable options for solving the problems in the long term. The tax codes should be designed in such a way so that there is no discrimination against the taxpayers on the basis of their earnings and their ownership of houses and cars.
The tax regulations should also be laid down in such a way that the taxpayers do not have to bear excessive and undue tax burden. Reduced tax burdens fortify the economic system of a country. At present, tax code reform is one of the priority issues that are addressed by the Government of United States.
A number of suggestions have been put up for the elimination of the Alternative Minimum Tax or AMT, which is imposing a continuously growing burden on people earning middle range income. The estimation of Alternative Minimum Tax involves complicated calculations and efforts should be carried out to make the calculations easier. The tax codes should be transparent and simplified in nature. Tax code reforms would ensure reduction of taxes on investment and savings.