Article by Kevin Derby, Sunshine State News reporter
Excerpt from the Article:
Prominent conservative activist Grover Norquist is championing a tax reform proposal from a Florida congressman.
Towards the end of last week, Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, announced his support for U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn’s, R-Fla., “Refund Rights for Taxpayers Act.” Pointing to a problem a constituent in his North Florida distract has had with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Dunn’s proposal would give taxpayers seven years instead of the current three to claim overpaid taxes. Under Dunn’s legislation, the IRS’ window to collect back taxes would shrink down from ten years to seven.
“The IRS works for taxpayers, not the other way around,” Dunn said when he showcased his proposal on Thursday. “This bill is based on the simple principle that taxpayers should be able to collect from the IRS for at least as long as the IRS can collect from them. The Refund Rights for Taxpayers Act rectifies the unfairness in current law. And like many other good legislative ideas, it comes from the frustrations and concerns expressed by hardworking taxpayers at home.”