If taxation is theft
Taxpayers spend 17 hours on average preparing their returns.
I spend much more time than that. My guess is that a lot of people who earn a salary take up a little time and people who run businesses take up a lot. My taxes for 2016 were about 75 pages, a long weekend of my time, several hours of a tax attorney’s time and 4 digit bill from him.
And I wonder how much time is spent on general government compliance? You know, things like OSHA, codes, posting little signs every where, and other various drudgery that is a burden.