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Tax Complexity: Am I a Liar?

Robert125 Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 8:06 AM
It is immaterial whether it covers 9 feet or nine inches, it consists of rules written by politicians and political appointees to make money for lawyers and accountants. Abolish the entire system, and replace it with the "fair Tax"
amesser Wrote: Apr 24, 2012 12:04 PM
am4653 reply "Go FairTax"! HR25/S13 has been a Bill since 1999 and introduced after approx $22 million research investment to develop the best way to tax. Let's pass thee FairTax which will "Stop Penalizing Success" in America!

Andrew Sullivan cited an op-ed of mine last week regarding the complexity of the tax code.

One person commenting on Andrew’s article said:

I am a corporate tax lawyer with 25 years’ experience. I can’t prove it, but in my experience the vast majority of the complexity of the tax law has nothing to do with tax breaks. It has to do with providing precise rules to deal with an infinite variety of structures and transactions, in the face of taxpayers and their tax counsel who are determined to minimize their tax bill. Rules relating to tax...