On January 23, Sen. Steve Erdman, of Bayard, introduced an EPIC tax reform bill for which Nebraska property taxpayers have been waiting for over a half century! Not only does it eliminate the property tax in Nebraska, it eliminates the state income tax by replacing our current sales tax with a broad-based consumption tax on services and new goods purchased above the poverty level. Want to know what that means? Come get it from the sponsor’s mouth:
Sen. Steve Erdman is a realtor and former farmer. He is is a member of Morrill County Board of Commissioners; Nebraska Farm Bureau; Community Bible Church. He is a former member of the board, Panhandle Co-op; Stateline Bean Co-op; executive board, Nebraska Co-op Council; Farmland Industries; executive board, Nebraska Association of County Officials (president/chairman); Bayard Public Schools Board; District 73 Rural Morrill County School Board. Sen Erdman has received Honorary State FFA Degrees in 1992 and 1996.
Born Nov. 21, 1949, in Scottsbluff. Sen. Erdman is a graduate of Bayard High School, 1968, and Nebraska Western Junior College (associate degree), 1971. Steve married Cathy Jean Pfeiffer, Nov. 26, 1971. The have three children: Craig, Philip and Nicholas; nine grandchildren.
We are gratified at the excitement and enthusiasm for this sweeping tax overhaul in Nebraska. Many questions have been asked including just how it works. In response to that, we have included several resources here. Just click on the item to open the resource, mostly PDF files you can view and download:
On Wednesday, February 12, the Revenue Committee heard testimony on this resolution, which would give farmers, business and home owners the relief that the Unicameral hasn’t been able to provide for the last half century!
Please contact Rob by email, Rob@NEFAIRtax.org , or by calling 402-3697-6915, for more information.
Want to understand why you should take a good look at the FAIRtax? Dan Pilla is one of the foremost tax experts in the country. He is considered to be “the nation’s leader in taxpayers’ rights defense and IRS abuse prevention and cure” according to The Heartland Institute. If you don’t like to read and have time, you may watch his presentation on The Heartland Institute’s website. If you do not have the hour that takes, you may glance at his analysis in writing. In either case, you will understand good and bad taxation better than you ever have before!
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