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The US Has More Tax Preparers Than Cops and Firemen Combined: Is It Time to Simplify the Tax Code?

Daryl 2012/08/15 20:00:00
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Face The Facts USA:Up to 1.2 million tax preparers make a living navigating the labyrinth US tax code for taxpayers. We have more professional tax preparers in the United States than law enforcement officers (765,000) and professional firefighters (310,400) combined.



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  • GoatHorns 2012/08/15 22:11:42 (edited)
    Yes
    GoatHorns
    +6
    we could start with abolishing the I.R.S... that should simplify it enough.


    http://prn.fm/wp-content/uplo... ron paul tax
  • NOT14U2 2012/08/15 22:09:06
    Yes
    NOT14U2
    crafted work by professionals should be admired and remembered
  • exhon2009 2012/08/15 22:08:17
    No
    exhon2009
    +2
    I said no because the only entity that ever "simplifies" taxes or tax forms is the government and every time the government "simplifies" something it gets more complex.
  • Mark P. exhon2009 2012/08/16 01:16:33
    Mark P.
    +2
    Thats is so true.
  • jimmy d 2012/08/15 21:54:29 (edited)
    No
    jimmy d
    +1
    With the obamaconomy we need those jobs!!!!!!! LOL. I use turbotax anyway.
  • exhon2009 jimmy d 2012/08/15 22:09:06
    exhon2009
    +2
    re >>I use Turbo Tax<<

    So does the tax cheating Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner.
  • marylou5 2012/08/15 21:36:52
    Yes
    marylou5
    +3
    The tail is wagging the dog and has been for too many years!
    Flat tax and we can all go back to doing our own taxes, if we passed elementary math!
  • JMCC 2012/08/15 21:36:10
    Yes
    JMCC
    +4
    "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction." Albert Einstein
  • luigi1- in god we trust 2012/08/15 21:35:42
    Yes
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +5
    Get rid of the IRS in favor of the flat tax & see how the economy changes overnight.
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/08/15 21:34:58
    Yes
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +2
    Of course! It's intrusive and other than maybe three deductions like mortgage, kids & college it should be Flat! A Business would get maybe 5? Depreciation on capital equipment, employee healthcare, a viable period of loss.....? Flat! Easy! More devoted to REAL life and Real Productivity!

    Why am I as a businessman allowed to deduct my and Senator Rotten Crotches lunch or tickets to a ballgame?
  • marylou5 littleb... 2012/08/15 21:38:07
    marylou5
    +1
    Point made!
  • Lanikai littleb... 2012/08/15 21:52:20
    Lanikai
    +2
    No deductions, period.
  • littleb... Lanikai 2012/08/15 21:55:15
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    Ok...then with that in mind I slipped down real quick and reread yours and missed the all inclusive with SS....etc.
  • pm270x 2012/08/15 21:24:36
    Yes
    pm270x
    +3
    80,000 pages of tax code are too complicated.
  • littleb... pm270x 2012/08/15 21:44:16
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Ah but that's where the fun begins! Ever changing creating all the gray area to screw with you mister honest tax payer!
  • Mark P. littleb... 2012/08/16 01:17:47
    Mark P.
    +1
    Yep... break the law and not even know it.
  • littleb... Mark P. 2012/08/16 01:20:22
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Exactly! And YOU pay for the Audit!
  • Mark P. littleb... 2012/08/16 01:23:19
    Mark P.
    +1
    They got me once already.
  • MW121 2012/08/15 21:22:02
    Yes
    MW121
    +4
    Need a fair or flat tax and that's it..
  • Lanikai 2012/08/15 21:16:25
    Yes
    Lanikai
    +3
    20% on all income, period, for everyone, including welfare, SS, and the politicos and all businesses.


    Straight across the board, 10-20 percent, no refunds, no waivers, no exceptions.
  • littleb... Lanikai 2012/08/15 21:37:02
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    It's too simple too logical they will never understand it!
  • Lanikai littleb... 2012/08/15 21:51:12
    Lanikai
    +1
    It takes away all of the loopholes that allow congress to excuse itself from any form of tax.
  • littleb... Lanikai 2012/08/15 21:53:13
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Oh for sure I hear you they don't want to hear you!
  • Quietma... littleb... 2012/08/15 22:42:28
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    And you can't help your 'friends' and receive campaign contributions
  • littleb... Quietma... 2012/08/15 23:03:42
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    I'm not sure what you mean?
  • Quietma... littleb... 2012/08/15 23:06:42
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    You said "It's too simple too logical they will never understand it!"
    The 'you/your' in my post = congresscritters.
    Does this help?
  • littleb... Quietma... 2012/08/15 23:09:20
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    Helps a whole bunch and yes.....I am all for OUR votes being the ones that count however the chips fall. And now from your comment I see you are as well for that.
  • bob 2012/08/15 21:12:21
    Yes
    bob
    +1
    buy turbo-tax
  • littleb... bob 2012/08/15 21:46:54
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    Really Bob? LMAOff....and if Mitt showed you he did his on Turbo Tax you'd still be making baseless accusations! Oh and how exactly does Nancy P. and John Kerrys Wif prepare theirs?
  • ~HopelessRomanticM17~ 2012/08/15 21:08:58
    Yes
    ~HopelessRomanticM17~
  • Birthpangs 2012/08/15 21:07:52
  • Lanikai Birthpangs 2012/08/15 21:17:01
    Lanikai
    +5
    BRAVO!!!!!!!!!
  • wes 2012/08/15 21:01:12
    Yes
    wes
    +3
    Flat tax, let the rich pay their part, they're making their big money off of us, let them 'give back'!
  • Birthpangs wes 2012/08/15 21:21:24
  • wes Birthpangs 2012/08/17 16:34:16
    wes
    I'm thinking it's the fearful, honest people that are paying taxes, not the rich folk, they have this Golden Parachute Entitlement in their success stories called 'Bankruptcy Without Conscience or Consequence'........
  • Birthpangs wes 2012/08/17 18:52:04
  • wes Birthpangs 2012/08/18 22:33:40
    wes
    Kind of hard to imagine paying taxes when you're trying to buy food on poverty level wages, not that I'm making excuses, but those one percenters I'm thinking could do something more to help than their already overwhelming tax breaks for being rich......
  • littleb... wes 2012/08/15 21:38:34
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +3
    A little lost aren't ya?
  • wes littleb... 2012/08/17 16:29:36
    wes
    +1
    Uh, yeah......
  • Birthpangs littleb... 2012/08/18 23:12:29

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