Comment: MY SOLUTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
1. Eliminate Schedule A – Itemized Deductions and replace it with Standard Deductions on a sliding scale based on gross income.
2. Eliminate the depreciation deduction on Schedule E - Rental Income
3. Eliminate the Hope Scholarship Education Credit but keep the Lifetime Learning Credit.
4. Eliminate the Earned Income Credit, Dependent Care Credit, Child tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit and replace them with direct payment to the taxpayer.