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Patrick Wiesner on Tax Reform

 

 


As CPA, I'll be the Senate expert on the tax code

Patrick has been in private law practice for 23 years. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. His practice is focused on solving tax and debt problems. Patrick intends to be the Senate expert on the tax code. His experience working with businesses and families trying to comply with tax law gives Patrick the real-world expertise the Senate needs to write the revenue code that is fair to all taxpayers, is simple to understand, and generates the funds necessary to run the government without deficits.

Patrick will advocate for three immediate changes. The first is to adequately fund the Treasury Department with a focus on the IRS. The second is to emphasize prevention of running up balances due rather than collection of past due taxes. The third is to remove the subsidy code from the tax code.

Source: 2016 Kansas Senate website, WiesnerForSenate , Apr 1, 2016

Rewrite a new simpler tax code, but hire more IRS staff

Q: What are the top three issues on which you would focus during your term?

A: As Senator, I will start my work on setting budget policy so that we generate surpluses and not deficits; this will give us revenue to pay off our national debt. Second, our tax code needs attention so that compliance is easy. Third, we need to keep lobbyists from drafting laws.

Q: What actions would you take to address the tax issues?

A: Two immediate problems come to mind. First, in my tax practice, I found the IRS does not have enough resources to accomplish its revenue collection mission. They need more people. Also, contrary to recent public discussion, the IRS has a culture of integrity and is committed to excellence in customer service. Second, a new simpler code is needed. The current version is complicated and hard to comply with. As Senator, I will write the new code.

Source: Emporia Gazette on 2016 Kansas Senate race , Aug 2, 2014

Tax attorney and CPA

I am a life-long Kansan and live in Lawrence. I grew up in Ellis, attended Colby Community College, and received my degree in accounting from Fort Hays, and law degree from KU.

I am a tax attorney and CPA. I own the Overland Park law firm of Wiesner & Frackowiak. I am an Army reserve veteran with 21 years of service.

Source: Emporia Gazette on 2016 Kansas Senate race , Aug 2, 2014

A new simpler code is needed; but IRS needs more staff

Our tax code needs attention so that compliance is easy. Two immediate problems come to mind. First, in my tax practice, I found the IRS does not have enough resources to accomplish its revenue collection mission. They need more people. Also, contrary to recent public discussion, the IRS has a culture of integrity and is committed to excellence in customer service. Second, a new simpler code is needed. The current version is complicated and hard to comply with. As Senator, I will write the new code.
Source: Emporia Gazette on 2016 Kansas Senate race , Aug 2, 2014

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