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Congressman Doug LaMalfa

Representing the 1st District of California

Tax Reform

Our federal tax code badly needs to be overhauled. Tax reform should focus on three principles: making our tax code fairer, flatter, and more efficient. Doing so will provide more certainty to small businesses and startup companies allowing them to expand and create jobs.

I strongly oppose raising taxes on hardworking Americans, especially during these challenging economic times. I was sent to Washington to protect our freedoms and to get the federal government out of the way. Not to take more money out of the pockets of business owners and families to fund out-of-control government spending.

Reforming our tax code will allow us to lower tax rates, promote economic growth, increase investment, and create more taxpayers. Unfortunately, our current tax code is outdated and places a tremendous and unnecessary burden on individuals, families, and small businesses.

In addition, our corporate tax rate is the highest in the developed world. This makes it more difficult for American companies to compete in a globalized economy and leads to jobs being shipped overseas.

During my tenure in the California State Assembly, and the California State Senate, I consistently opposed tax increases and I will do the same in Congress. 

For more information concerning my work and views on Tax Reform, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

More on Tax Reform

May 4, 2018 Press Release
(Richvale, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after issuing results from a recent survey administered to local small business owners in the North State. Congressman LaMalfa’s office worked with local Chambers of Commerce to widely distribute the survey to North State small businesses.
Apr 18, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed two bipartisan bills to reform operations at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). H.R. 5444, the Taxpayer First Act, shifts power in the appeals process back to the taxpayer and H.R. 5445, the 21st Century IRS Act, will strengthen IT security systems at the agency.
Apr 17, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement on April 17th, the last day for individuals to file their federal income tax returns. This is the last year that individuals and families will have to file on the old tax code. The changes made under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will take effect next year.
Apr 12, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the designation of Opportunity Zones in 18 states, including many in Northern California. Opportunity Zones were added to the tax code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Feb 20, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) issued the following statement after introducing H.R. 5067, the Donate Extra Money Against National Debt (DEMAND) Act. This bill will allow those who demand that everyone pay higher taxes to donate their extra income to the U.S. Treasury.
Feb 16, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after receiving the True Blue Award from the Family Research Council for supporting pro-life and pro-family legislation in the First Session of the 115th Congress.
Feb 1, 2018 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the new IRS wage withholding tables take effect and millions of Americans bring home more in their paycheck.
Dec 19, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate will now vote on final passage of the bill.
Dec 15, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the bicameral conference committee reached a consensus on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The House and Senate will each vote on final passage of the bill next week.
Dec 4, 2017 Press Release
(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted to go to Conference with the Senate on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Now that the House and Senate have each passed a version of tax reform legislation, members of both bodies can move forward in a conference committee to negotiate the differences between the two bills.