HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES
Glenn understands that it’s hard enough to build a business in a competitive marketplace, but state government makes it tougher with an inefficient tax system, multiple layers of regulation and an overall lack of responsiveness.
The Comptroller strongly believes that job creators shouldn’t have to waste precious time navigating a tangle of conflicting, confusing and duplicative regulations, so he has worked to streamline the way government does business. For example, business owners have told Glenn that there are inconsistencies in the way auditors implement state law and regulations across the state. As Comptroller, Glenn has worked to reduce confusion and simplify compliance by ensuring state tax laws and procedures are implemented consistently across the state.
Glenn’s bottom line: job creators should be free to focus on job creation.
As Comptroller, Glenn Hegar has:
- Restructured the agency to focus on higher performance metrics on the agency’s Constitutional Functions: Accounting, Revenue Estimates, & Tax Collection.
- Created a greater culture of Customer Service for the Texas taxpayers. Better customer service to the taxpayers must always come first.
- Utilized his skills and experiences as former Chairman of the Texas Sunset Commission to perform a top to bottom review of the agency’s 20 plus divisions and regional offices to eliminate waste and inefficiencies within the agency.
- Improved government transparency in Texas. Taxpayers have the right to know how their money is being spent, in part so decision makers can put tax dollars into the essential functions of government: good roads, access to water, public safety, and a quality education for our next generation.
- Employed greater use of 21st Century Innovations to improve communication with taxpayers and the legislature.
- As Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Fiscal Matters, Glenn led the charge to cut almost $1 billion in taxes during the 83rd legislative session.