North Dakotans Feeling the Impact of Smaller Tax Returns

April 15th, 2019

North Dakotans Feeling the Impact of Smaller Tax Returns
(BISMARCK, ND) – Kevin Cramer has fumbled the ball for North Dakota families many times and the issue of tax reform is no exception. When asked about the new tax brackets that would be created in the GOP tax bill, Cramer couldn’t name them. Of course, that didn’t stop Cramer from voting for the bill just a few hours later.

With the tax deadline looming at midnight, most people have seen smaller than average returns. The average refund among early filers was down 8.4 percent, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The Swiss bank, UBS says its initial estimate of tax refunds received this season was overly optimistic by $25 billion.

“Lower refunds are hurting small businesses, retail, and the families of North Dakota,” said Alison Jones, Communications Director for the North Dakota Democratic-NPL. “Hopefully, North Dakotans meager returns have enough left to send Cramer a postcard (that you COULDN’T do your taxes on) to tell him how you feel about his support of the Administration’s tax reform.”