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Published: Tuesday, March 18 2014 11:00 a.m. MDT

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RG
Buena Vista, VA

The fact that taxes are so complex as to require a professional to figure them out, means that they are way too complicated. I have nothing personal against tax preparers, but I'd like to see the day when we hardly need any of them, because we will have a much, much simpler tax code.

samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm in complete agreement with "RG", from Buena Vista, VA.

The tax code has become so convoluted, arcane and monstrously overgrown that even (or, perhaps especially) asking the IRS for help is usually an exercise in futility (since they are often as clueless as everyone else about tax code details) and almost always a very time-consuming, arduous process.

Like any other unwanted tangle of weeds, the IRS and the tax code it has the pitiable responsibility to oversee, is in desperate need of some drastic pruning. And, like so many other products of an inefficient, ineffective, wasteful/corrupt Federal government, doing it depends completely on the resolve and judgement of the voters who, ultimately, bear responsibility for government.

We've got what we voted for, whether we like it now or not. To get what we need will take better candidates AND better voting.

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