Just about everyone, including the IRS realizes that the Federal Tax Codes have gotten out of hand, and are far too complicated. They simply are no longer usable and why we got here is known, but hardly as important as what we choose to do as a nation going forward.
Our tax codes in the US are problematic indeed, and there are many who wish to enlighten folks on the misapplication of our Federal Tax Codes, and Universal Tax Codes. Many of these people who want to change the tax codes are accountants and their primary concern are that the tax codes are too complex, too hard to work worth, and the reality that you have to hire someone to help you figure out what you owe.
Not long ago, I asked an acquaintance what they thought about use of the IRS for enforcement of various provisions of ObamaCare, and if he believed it was a trap to entangle anyone finding an inconsistent or in their opinion illegal application of Federal income tax on the citizenry?
You see, I realize there is a minority group of people who feel that income tax, at least at the Federal level is illegal – in other words it’s unconstitutional, so they think they don’t have to pay their fair share. As if there were not enough problems already with the mountain of rules in the tax code, now some people feel it is their right not to pay at all?
Yah, that’s what I thought, as I read some of the Internet claims of why Federal Income Tax is supposedly illegal originating from a war tax that was never taken back even after the war ended. Seems to me that many folks are being thrown in jail for this line of reasoning? I do not agree with the stance that Federal Income Tax is illegal, but like most tax payer’s I wish it didn’t exist, or was lowered substantially.
Personally, I find the tax codes to be absolutely out of control, too hard to decipher, and just plain insane. No one likes to pay taxes, and yet, there are things we need, of course if our tax money is wasted this is problematic. And further, I like what Forbes has to say about a simplified flat tax or perhaps a use-tax which is fair for all concerned, but I am worried that no matter what the percentage of flat tax that is instituted in that case, well it would always go increase in the future.
Other acquaintances of mine, sell goods and services online, and as business owners selling goods online, I bet they have some issues with taxing the Internet as well as the Federal Tax Codes. Indeed, I see CA is now charging people based on their income a % they believe people might have spent online, regardless if you did or not, or even have a computer in the first place. That is amazing, that some balls to enforce such a thing, of course CA is in dire straits, because they have incompetent administration wasting money for years.