Tax Reform

Tax reform is essential to strengthening the economy in Michigan and across the nation.  Congress must continue its work to end waste, fraud and abuse in the tax code.  Simplifying the tax code will help families keep more money in their pockets and help small businesses create more jobs.  These reforms will also provide stability to small businesses planning for the future and help them remain competitive in the global economy. 

More on Tax Reform

November 17, 2017 Editorial
Tax reform is tax relief for middle class families and Main Street, bigger paychecks, more jobs and a simpler, fairer system. This is the first major tax reform since 1986 and I will continue to fight for tax relief for hardworking Michigan families.
November 16, 2017 Press Release
This is tax relief for middle class families and Main Street. It will mean bigger paychecks, more jobs and a simpler, fairer system that closes loopholes. It will be a tax cut for Michigan families and keep more money here at home in our local communities.
November 2, 2017 Press Release
I have heard from constituents I represent about how they are struggling with higher costs for everyday expenses. The tax reform introduced today will help Michigan families by giving them a tax cut. For a family of four making median income, the cut would be more than $1,100, letting Michigan families keep more of their own money so they can meet their needs and provide for their children.
March 15, 2016 Press Release
The conservative budget released today moves our country toward a sustainable fiscal future. The budget balances, keeps the promises that have been made to our seniors and improves our national security. It reduces spending in Washington and leaves more money where it belongs – in the pockets of hardworking Americans.
February 24, 2016 In The News
Excerpt: U.S. Congressional Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, spoke Monday on the subject of the national budget.
February 9, 2016 Press Release
Today, President Obama released his budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year which runs from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland), strongly opposes the president's budget.
January 17, 2016 Editorial
In 2015, my office assisted with over 1,000 cases involving federal agencies, including Veterans Affairs, the IRS and the Social Security Administration. It also responded to 26,172 emails and letters from constituents and held more than 150 constituent hours in counties across the district.
December 17, 2015 Press Release
Moolenaar: "The legislation permanently extends the research and development tax credit that leading Michigan companies use to make innovative new products that are sold around the world. This will reduce the tax burden for Michigan businesses and create more jobs for Michigan residents.”
October 13, 2015 Editorial
In Michigan, we see rising costs in our grocery bills, health care and, for those with young children, the cost of child care. However, while the cost of child care is increasing, the amount of this tax benefit remains the same. So, in an email to my office, this constituent suggested that our tax code should be updated to allow the tax-free benefit to increase with the rate of inflation. Now his idea is a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.
April 30, 2015 Press Release
This is the first ten-year balanced budget passed since 2001. It balances without raising taxes on hardworking Michigan families and it keeps the promises that have been made to seniors in the Fourth District. This budget also calls for tax reform. The tax code is 74,000 pages long and has not been overhauled in 29 years. It’s time for a simpler and fairer system.