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Study: The Tax Code Cost Taxpayers $228 Billion

Andrew336 Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 6:38 AM
@JRG3 You seemed to have no problem with that between 2000-2008. So why suddenly care now? Ohhhh a Democrat is in the White house. So you're okay with Democrats paying taxes so a Republican can spend it on frivolous things. But you're not okay with Republicans paying taxes so a Democrat can spend it on frivolous things. Unless you're going to pull one of those Hannity-Style "I was against it back then" hoping that nobody actually looks back to see whether or not you really were against it back then. (I'd wager you called people UnAmerican for suggesting it, actually)
The National Taxpayers Union put out a policy paper looking at the increasing complexity in the tax code and came up with some shocking results. Americans spent over six billion hours filing their taxes this year and used professionals to figure the tax code out for them at an alarming rate.

The study, "A Taxing Trend: The Rise in Complexity, Forms, and Paperwork Burdens," estimated that at the average cost for a civilian worker, six billion hours filling out forms cost the economy $228.4 billion.

Complexity has only gotten worse. The number of hours spent filling out...

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