"Americans pay more in taxes than they do on their own basic necessities, and the annual filing is always costly and time consuming," he added. "A receipt is the least the government can do to show taxpayers where their dollars are going."

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Brown introduced the Taxpayer Receipt act, S. 437, last year with Sen. Bill NelsonBill NelsonSenate advances Trump's Commerce pick CMS nominee breezes through confirmation hearing Net neutrality fix faces hard sell MORE (D-Fla.). But while the bill picked up three sponsors — Sens. Tim JohnsonTim JohnsonCourt ruling could be game changer for Dems in Nevada Bank lobbyists counting down to Shelby’s exit Former GOP senator endorses Clinton after Orlando shooting MORE (D-S.D.), Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), and Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiPublic lands dispute costs Utah a major trade show Oprah's network provides Senate with tape of abuse allegations by Puzder's ex-wife: report More than 100 groups back Puzder for Labor secretary MORE (R-Alaska) — it never advanced in the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over the bill.

The pending April 17 tax deadline has prompted other tax-related bills this week, including one from Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod BrownHouse bill would prevent Trump from lifting Russian sanctions Dem senators call for independent Flynn probe Overnight Regulation: Trump signs repeal of oil industry transparency rule MORE (D-Ohio) that would increase penalties against people who commit tax fraud, and Sen. John CornynJohn CornynRepublicans play clean up on Trump's foreign policy Comey meets Intel senators amid uproar over Trump-Russia ties Corker: Senate GOP discussing best path for Russia probe MORE (R-Texas) has proposed a small-business taxpayer bill of rights.

The tax deadline was pushed back to April 17 this year because the April 15, usually Tax Day, falls on a holiday, and April 16 is a holiday in the District of Columbia.