CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 30, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Tax writeoffs subsidized by av taxpayer illustrated as catalyst to current push for tax reform; CBS "News-New York Times" poll noted indicating public criticism of lack of taxes paid by higher income groups. Poll findings on tax evasion outlined on screen. [Senator Bill BRADLEY - thinks IRS is concerned with tax cheaters.] IRS (Internal Revenue Service) analysis of hidden income graphed on screen. [Assistant treasurer secretary Ronald PEARLMAN - believes current system encourages noncompliance.] Extent of lost taxes noted. [Senator Robt DOLE - cites lack of Congress support for tax reform despite President Reagan's push for it.] [PEARLMAN - anticipates tax reform eventually.]
REPORTER: Jane Bryant Quinn