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Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia


Tax Reform

There is growing momentum for sweeping tax reform. I support simplifying our nation's tax code because the IRS and our entire tax system are in serious need of an overhaul.

As a small business owner, I have spent countless hours and thousands of dollars a year seeking to comply with our complicated tax code. No American should have to go through the time and expense that our current tax code requires. I believe we need to scrap the current income tax code and replace it with a flatter, fairer income tax structure. 

With our economy recovering from this economic downturn, many Americans are having to make hard financial choices. Now is the time to implement comprehensive reforms that will bring tax relief to working families like yours.

More on Tax Reform

November 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) released the following statement upon the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1), providing tax relief for millions of Americans.

January 28, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) today delivered the following video statement in response to the President’s 2014 State of the Union address to the nation Tuesday:

June 28, 2012 Press Release

Washington D.C. – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) released the following statement following the Supreme Court’s ruling on President Obama’s health care law:

“Despite the President’s every attempt to convince the American people otherwise, today the Supreme Court re-affirmed my long held belief that the health care mandate is a tax increase.

Scott went on to say, “Plain and simple, this law is bad policy.  I will continue to support efforts to repeal it.”


December 14, 2011 Press Release

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October 12, 2011 Press Release

Washington D.C. – The NBA players’ union is using the taxpayer funded National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to file charges of unfair labor practices, according to a story from SI.comU.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) cites today’s charge as a prime example of why removing the NLRB’s adjudicatory power is necessary to put labor disputes on a level playing field: