In April 2019, Congress passed the Taxpayer First Act which made it illegal for the IRS to create its own online system of tax filing. The IRS system would allow taxpayers to file their taxes on the IRS website without having to pay to use private tax filing services or software. Tax software companies including the maker of TurboTax and H&R Block lobbied congress to pass the bill. Countries including Spain, Denmark and Sweden use a “return-fee filing system that gives taxpayers pre-filled forms using information from employers and banks. Proponents argue that the free filing system would save a collective $2 billion and 225 million hours in prep costs and time. Opponents, including Intuit the maker of TurboTax, argue that such a system would cause taxpayers to make mistakes in their fillings and end up paying more in taxes.
The govt. shouldn't force citizens to figure out their own taxes, and instead should just do our taxes for us since they already know how much we owe in the first place. Plenty of other countries do their citizens' taxes for them, and are way less complicated than the system in the U.S.
Completely abolish federal income tax, abolish the IRS, add a federal sales tax like a VAT to all purchases made by any person or entity without exception or exemption, and eliminate all federal funding of any kind to any state that collects income tax.
Maybe as long as there are other options still in place. Like people still have the option to use turbo tax or their accountant etc. Also how do I know that the IRS form wouldn’t charge me the maximum amount it could instead of trying to get me the most breaks.
No, We should implement a flat tax based on income earned for the year with whatever discounts applied to change your percentage at the start. Then it will auto deduct from your paycheck, and no more doing taxes each year.
Yes, and we should allocate more funding to the IRS because it needs to have the necessary resources to do its job efficiently, and that is very important, the problems that we loath the IRS for are caused by politicians campaigning against the IRS as an easy oblisk of bureaucracy that we all love to hate and passing legislation that prevents the IRS from getting enough resources and doing their job
No, but I would like the IRS to reduce current income taxes. I would also like/prefer that situations(that are confidential) in where the IRS takes away someone's property, the government should be double checking to make sure they're not conning anyone.
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