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GOP tax: Can you really file your taxes on a post card?

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The postcard tax reform will put tax preparers out of business?

Jackson Hewitt Chief Tax Officer Mark Steber, discusses the GOP tax-reform is the impact of its business on the company’s balance sheet.

The Republicans often have a 14-line uses oversized post card pitch simplicity of the massive tax overhaul – but with all the recent changes, the majority of Americans really be able to get your tax return on a half-sheet of paper?

Many professional tax preparers say no. The Trump administration says Yes. Maybe it boil down simply to stop whether millions of Americans delimitation.

Minister of Finance, Steven Mnuchin, said on “Fox News Sunday” that almost all Americans will be able to get your tax return on a post card under the Republican tax overhaul, which is expected to happen this week.

“Over 90 percent of Americans go to fill the taxes, the post card, or a virtual electronic post card,” Mnuchin said. “This is about the simplification of taxes and simplification of the business system.”

“So, there will always be people who complain that they are losing tax relief, but this is to make it easy for the American public,” he said, adding that the Trump management is already in the process of “designing new forms, so that Americans not thousands of pages of tax forms”.

President Trump was so exciting, when the Republicans rolled out their tax-postcard prop in November, he actually kissed on camera.

Trump added that “the only people who are not hired as” the new, simplified plan-tax-professionals, to help people file complicated forms.

Markus Steber, chief tax officer at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, is not worried.

“I think the downfall of the tax-business a bit hasty,” he said in a statement. “I don’t think they are going to be millions of people filing their taxes on a mobile phone.”

Mark Mazur, of the non-partisan Tax Policy Center says only a few people are likely to the Republicans on the idea of sending their tax information on a postcard.

“It is somehow crazy to, you can map the file to a post, if, firstly, no one is, your Social Security number on a postcard,” he told Reuters.

Mazur says that if the people on the search for a simple form, which you already have – is the 1040EZ form is a “giant post card.”

More taxpayers can, however, attracted to, the form of the proposed near-doubling of the standard deduction to about $ 12,000 per Person $24,000 per married couple. The standard deduction is a write-off that most claim not to get plates, if you do, a detailed submission, which factors in things like mortgage interest, student loans, and charitable deductions.

Currently, around 30 percent of tax filers itemize. The hope is to bump up the standard deduction would encourage more people to take the standard deduction, in order to simplify the process for you and the Internal Revenue Service.

At the same time, for those who do itemize, the Republican tax bill maintains a complex system is quite different, as the simplification Trump presented, as he in September, he wanted to “make the tax laws simple, fair and easy to understand.”

Overall, the tax cuts and the Jobs Act is one of the largest cuts in the corporate tax rate in US history. There are also lower taxes for the vast majority of Americans would, though, these cuts will become Statute-barred after eight years.

But other changes in the tax could force account, including the limitation of state and local tax deduction, millions of house, to continue to complicated calculations to your tax forms.

“Even if we are talking about simplification for a large number of taxpayers, there are still many taxpayers who have complex tax issues,” David Williams of Turbo Tax told Yahoo! Finance.

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