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  1. # Tax Reform Act #
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  3. **Whereas,** a flat tax over taxes the poor and under taxes the rich.
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  5. **Whereas,** taxing the wealthiest individuals in our state will allow us to provide government services to those in need.
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  7. *Be it enacted by the People of the State of Great Lakes, represented in the General Assembly.*
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  9. **SECTION I. Short Title**
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  11. (a) This act may also be know as "The Tax Reform Act"
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  13. **SECTION II. Definitions**
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  15. (a) FPL: Federal Poverty Line
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  17. **Section III. Bill Text**
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  19. (a) The Great Lakes state tax rates shall be indexed against the Federal Poverty Line
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  21. (b) Individuals filling singly shall be indexed to the FPL for individuals.
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  23. (c) Married individuals filling separately shall be indexed to the FPL for individuals.
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  25. (d) Married couple filling jointly shall be indexed to the FPL for households with 2 persons.
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  27. (e) Any individual or couple with dependents may increase the FPL household size they are indexed to by one for each dependent they can claim.
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  29. (f) There shall be four tax brackets:
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  31.  (i) The first bracket shall include all earned income up to 200% of the filer's FPL; it shall be taxed at 0%.
  32.  (ii) The second bracket shall include all earned income more than 200% and up to 1000% of the filer's FPL; it shall be taxed at 4.95%.
  33.  (iii) The third bracket shall include all earned income more than 1000% and up to 2000% of the filer's FPL; it shall be taxed at 10%.
  34.  (iv) The fourth bracket shall include all earned income more than 2000% of the filer's FPL; it shall be taxed at 20%.
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  36. | Tier |       Income       | Percent |
  37. |:-----|:------------------:|:-------:|
  38. |0     | up to 200% of FPL  |0%       |
  39. |1     | up to 1000% of FPL |4.95%    |
  40. |2     | up to 2000% of FPL |10%      |
  41. |3     | over 2000% of FPL  |20%      |
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  43. **Section IV. ENACTMENT**
  44. This act shall go into effect at the start of the first fiscal year after its passage.
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