Congressman Jeb Hensarling

Representing the 5th District of Texas

Hensarling Statement on Tax Day

Apr 17, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) released the following statement on the last Tax Day that Americans will file their taxes based on our outdated and onerous tax code before the historic, pro-growth Tax Cuts and Jobs Act goes fully into effect:

“This time next year, many Americans will be able to file their taxes on a form much simpler than the one they are having to deal with this tax season. While our citizens are still coping with the headaches and frustration of the outdated 32-year-old tax code, they can rest assured that a new day is on the horizon. Next year, we will see the individual health care mandate disappear, 90 percent of Americans will see greater take-home pay, and the standard deduction will nearly double. Consumer confidence is up, jobless claims are down, and customers in at least 39 states are seeing lower utility bills. While some benefits will not be realized until next year, over four million people are already seeing bonuses in their paychecks. This Tax Day is a historic one, as Congress and the White House successfully worked together to fix our broken system.”