Originally Posted by Beingist
In any event, rather than add another tax, I, personally, am more the advocate for simplification. The tax code is already so complex as to be nearly unintelligible, and so I think the last thing we need is another tax (or, for that matter, another "deduction" or "incentive"). Throw the whole thing out, I say, and let's start from scratch.
Yes .... In my country, doing your annual tax returns normally takes about 5 minutes.
The tax authority has already gathered all the info about you; computed the figures; and filled in your deductibles. You only need to log on, read the statement, and confirm that it's correct.
Americans who come to my country to work are regularly astounded.