Several House Republican lawmakers used Tuesday’s deadline for filing IRS returns to advocate for a national sales tax.

"PROBLEM: folks sacrificing precious time, money and peace of mind on a broken complex tax code. SOLUTION: the #FairTax," Rep. Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceConspicuous by their absence from the Republican Convention Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Chris Christie Trump flails as audience dwindles and ratings plummet MORE (R-Ga.) tweeted.

The bill, HR 25, titled the Fair Tax Act, would repeal the income, payroll and estate and gift taxes to limit the number of federal withholdings from individual paychecks. In place of those measures, the bill would establish a 23 percent national sales retail tax on goods and services that would serve as the primary revenue stream for the federal government.


"On #TaxDay remember it's YOUR money, gov't shouldn't "withhold" it every month!" Rep. Jack KingstonJohon (Jack) Heddens KingstonLobbying firm cuts ties to Trent Lott amid national anti-racism protests Thankfully, the doctor is in Ex-Trump campaign adviser: Biden would be able to 'sit down and get some things done' with Republicans MORE (R-Ga.) tweeted.

The bill would also do away with the IRS, and instead designate the Treasury Department as the primary tax collector.

"The recent abuse from the IRS is another shining example of why the Fair Tax is needed. With a simplified tax code, there isn’t a need for the large agency," said Rep. Lynn WestmorelandLeon (Lynn) Acton WestmorelandEconomy and health intertwined in the fight against coronavirus Juan Williams: GOP to blame for civility's breakdown Veteran GOP lawmaker Westmoreland to retire MORE (R-Ga.)

Versions of the legislation have been introduced since 1999. The current version of the bill has 74 cosponsors.