“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”
Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) called a small business fine collected directly by the IRS that is currently included in Obamatrade’s Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) package a tax hike when Democrats put it in Obamacare, but they’re insisting a nearly identical policy is not a tax now in Obamatrade, because House Ways and Means Committee chairman
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) supports the small business tax increase.
“The provision in question increases the penalty for a business not filing a required 1099-MISC tax form from (in most cases) $30 to $50. This is a fine for failing to comply with tax law, not a tax increase,” Ryan Ellis of ATR wrote on Monday afternoon. “This penalty is intended to police bad actors in tax compliance, not ordinary businesses. There are already provisions in the penalty for holding small firms harmless, and this is not changed by this language.”
The exact same Ryan Ellis of ATR—when Democrats put a nearly identical tax increase inside Obamacare—called the tax increase a tax increase.
In a post on ATR’s website on April 5, 2010, Ryan Ellis wrote about how this was a tax hike in a post titled: “Obamacare and Taxes: The Final Tab.”
Sure enough, halfway down the list of taxes on working families worth over $500 billion that Obamacare raised was exactly what Ryan Ellis is calling “not a tax” in 2015.
“Corporate 1099-MISC Information Reporting ($17.1 bil/Jan 2012): Requires businesses to send 1099-MISC information tax forms to corporations (currently limited to individuals), a huge compliance burden for small employers,” he cited was a tax back then.
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