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  • Collins Statement on House Passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

    "This afternoon, the People's House reaffirmed its confidence in American workers and families by passing comprehensive tax reform."
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  • ICYMI: House tax reform plan focuses on US workers

    The legislation the House has introduced focuses on replacing America's labyrinth of a tax code with a plan driven by fairness, simplicity and opportunity. The IRS has reached its tentacles deep into the pockets of American workers and families to feed a bloated federal government.
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  • Collins Statement on House Passage of Senate Budget

    The House of Representatives passed the Senate's budget today, opening the door to tax reform through the reconciliation process. "Today, the House passed the Senate's budget and swung open the door to pro-family, pro-worker tax reform. Northeast Georgians and their neighbors across the country have grown weary of an oppressive tax code. Americans are asking for a transparent system that allows them to keep more of their money to pursue more of their dreams, and we're fighting for those goals alongside our neighbors each day," said Collins.
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  • Civil Asset Forfeiture Harms Innocent Americans

    The fundamental bugaboo of forfeiture law is that it lacks necessary protections for property owners. Civil asset forfeiture may afflict a limited number of Americans, but it actively threatens the Fourth Amendment rights of every citizen. Lawmakers must curb the abusive potential of these statutes by writing better legislation. Fortunately, the House is now considering a bill that would prohibit seizures based solely on structuring and another that would increase the burden of proof that the government must produce as well as allow victims to recover attorney fees in unjustified forfeiture cases.
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  • Congressman Collins Challenges IRS Commissioner

    Today, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testified before the House Judiciary Committee on his misconduct during the Congressional investigation of IRS targeting of conservative groups. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Collins again had an opportunity to question Koskinen at today's hearing.
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  • IRS Doubles Gainesville Office Staff After Collins' Pressure

    Today, Congressman Collins applauded the IRS for its announcement that it would add a second full-time employee to the Gainesville, GA Taxpayer Assistance Center. Congressman Collins previously raised concerns in two separate letters about the lack of IRS staff available to help taxpayers in Northeast Georgia, and demanded that the IRS do more to serve these hardworking Americans.
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  • Congressman Collins Votes to End IRS Targeting of Conservatives

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5053, the Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act. The bill would prevent the IRS from requiring confidential donor information from individuals other than officers or the most highly paid employees of non-profit and tax-exempt organizations. Currently, non-profit 501(c) organizations must disclose personally identifiable information of donors to the IRS using Form 990 Schedule B. Schedule B is unnecessary to the validation process for an organization's tax exempt status, but nonetheless is currently part of the annual tax return non-profit organizations are required to file. Congressman Collins issued the following statement after the vote:
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  • Rep. Collins: We need to rein in the IRS

    Today, the House of Representatives began debate on four bills to make the IRS more accountable to the American people. The bills included H.R. 1206, the No Hires for the Delinquent IRS Act, H.R. 4885, the IRS Oversight While Eliminating Spending (OWES) Act, H.R. 4890, the IRS Bonuses Tied to Measurable Metrics Act, and H.R. 3724 the Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act. This legislation, which comes the day after Tax Day, will provide oversight, protect taxpayer money, and improve customer service at the agency.
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  • Collins Moves to Block Obama Amnesty Benefits

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Doug Collins introduced the "Tax Credit Accountability Act", to prevent anyone lacking lawful immigration status from being eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit.
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  • House of Representatives Holds Lois Lerner in Contempt of Congress

    Congressman Doug Collins: "The contempt she showed for the people...left the People's House no other choice than to hold her in contempt of Congress."
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    Georgia's newest Congressman joins colleagues as fair tax champion
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  • Office Locations

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    Washington DC Washington DC
    1504 Longworth H. O. B.
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-9893
    Fax: (202) 226-1224
    Hours: M-F 9-5:30pm
    Gainesville Gainesville
    210 Washington St. NW, Suite 202
    Gainesville, GA 30501
    Phone: (770) 297-3388
    Fax: (770) 297-3390
    Toll-Free Number: (855) 821-3405,+Gainesville,+GA+30501/@34.2987662,-83.8296302,17z/data=!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x88f5f68d9190ef5f:0x8b0e8a82a04bd258!2s210+Washington+St+NW,+Gainesville,+GA+30501!3b1!3m1!1s0x88f5f68d9190ef5f:0x8b0e8a82a04bd258