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Putnam, Brown-Waite want taxes simplified



U.S. Reps. Adam Putnam and Ginny Brown-Waite introduced a bill Tuesday to streamline tax season for seniors. Dubbed the "Seniors' Tax Simplification Act," it would create a new one-page form that would capture the most common income reported by senior citizens. Aides to the lawmakers said the IRS estimates 11 million seniors would be eligible.

"A simple one-page IRS form for American seniors should be a no-brainer," Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville said in the statement, issued jointly with Putnam, R-Bartow.

The bill will be an early test for Brown-Waite, who recently was appointed to the House Ways and Means committee, which handles tax issues.

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:15pm]


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