PA GOP Statement: Tax Day 2018: out with the old and in with the new

Harrisburg, Pa. —The annual dreaded tax deadline has undergone a rebranding this year. America’s hardest working families and small business owners can celebrate the last time they will file their taxes under the outdated, complicated tax code.

“As a result of the GOP passing historic, sweeping tax reform, it is estimated that 90 percent of Americans have already seen more in their take-home pay this year. Additionally, companies have decided to offer bonuses and a myriad of new benefits for retirement, maternity and paternity leave. Apropos of the passage of this sweeping tax reform–the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act–we even have a cause to celebrate this year’s tax deadline.

“A day typically filled with anxiety and stress brings good news: this year this is the last time Pennsylvania residents will have to file their tax returns under this outdated and burdensome Tax Code. We would once again like to thank the U.S. House and Senate Republicans as well President Donald J. Trump for this great accomplishment and its benefits.

“Here in Pennsylvania, we urge our fellow Republican state legislators to continue the fight against Gov. Wolf’s thirst for cradle-to-grave taxation policies that would hurt Pennsylvania’s competitiveness in the global marketplace and hinder small business growth,” said Val DiGiorgio, Chairman, Republican Party of Pennsylvania.