The Republicans are taking steps to eliminate the ability of taxpayers to file their taxes electronically through the federal tax code, according to new information released Tuesday by the party.
The filing of individual taxes is expected to increase by $9.9 trillion by 2026, the report said.
And it said that a large percentage of those gains would be realized by the richest 1 percent of taxpayers, whose tax rates would go up by 17 percent.
The report does not mention the tax plan from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who said last month that he was not supportive of the proposal.
But he added, “The GOP plan will be very good for taxpayers.
It will help businesses and make the economy stronger.”
Republicans have been talking about tax reform for years and have been making a big push to get tax rates down.
It has been a contentious issue between the party’s two leading candidates for president, former Florida Gov.
Jeb Bush and Sen. Ted Cruz, R -Texas.