Jesse H. Webb III

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The President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform
1440 New York Avenue NW, Suite 2100
Washington, DC 20220
From the desk of -
Jesse H. Webb III
Senator Mack and Panel Members,
Thank you for covering tax reform. This effort will possibly make a historical and liberating change
to the way we finance government. Your work here is very important to me and my family.
1. Headaches, unnecessary complexity, and burdens that taxpayers - both individuals and
businesses - face because of the existing system.
 The complexity and burden of our tax system is unnecessary in today’s world. We could use the
states sales tax infrastructure to simplify collection and reducing cost and burden to all.
 I am forced to seek professional help every year so I can sleep at night. Even then I fear what
I have done wrong or have over paid because I can’t understand all of it.
2. Aspects of the tax system that are unfair.
 I challenge ANYONE to identify anything fair about our current tax system.
 Fairness is when everyone’s responsibility is to contribute according to their means for benefits
and security of living in or visiting the USA. (For Example: Florida Sales Tax; Citizens, Foreign
tourist, Foreign Students, US Visitors, Criminals with illicit gains, and the rich or poor each
contribute through the sales tax).
 Persons with means are able to avoid their fair share of taxes because of access to knowledge
most do not have.
3. Specific examples of how the tax code distorts important business or personal decisions.
 Fear of audit, penalties or jail forces me to pay a professional to help me. I feel like a hostage.
 Current taxes and tariffs reduce US Business ability to compete internationally. A Sale Tax
would help level the field without International Tariff battles.
4. Goals that the Panel should try to achieve as it evaluates the existing tax system and
recommends options for reform.
 Completely start over with fresh laws. Do not even attempt to reuse the old corrupt system.
 Build a fair system where everyone who shares the great benefits of this country also have a
responsibility to share the tax cost.
 Build a system that takes into consideration the changes of our economy and taxes services.
 Build a simple system that is pay as you go so we avoid the annual national anxiety of April 15 th.
I am a life long Floridian and have personally seen the simplicity and benefit of using sales tax. This
taxing system equally and fairly taxes the spending means of all tourist, criminals, and citizens.
I support the Fair Tax Bill (HR-25). For more information go to www.fairtax.org.
Sincerely,
Jesse Webb
1585 Drury Court, St Augustine, Florida 32092  904.631.7721
[email protected]
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