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The tax code

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Arbitrary and subjective, actually. But one guy had four different accountants look at his taxes and they came up with four different results. I used to do Happy Fun Tax Facts this time of year but they got depressing. You can read the but those numbers are a bit dated.

Tax time

Friday, April 15th, 2011

I used to do a series on happy fun tax facts during tax time. But I stopped, it got too depressing. And those numbers are old now. But a few items on taxes: Is the tax code void on vagueness? Good question, really. When I last checked, the code was bloated: The Internal Revenue Code […]

Tax Time

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Folks are probably gearing up for tax time. In years past, I did posts on Happy Fun Tax Facts but those got too depressing. But let’s talk taxes. Me, quite sarcastically, circa February 2006: Been doing my taxes. I hate it. Going on three hours now. Then it occurred to me. Since the .gov has […]

Happy tax day, suckers

Friday, April 15th, 2005

Not funny ha ha but funny sad: So let me get this straight: Lawmakers continue to insist on a Byzantine, gordian mess of a tax code that requires us to spend billions annually on tax advice and preparation. Yet if you call the IRS and ask for advice, not only are you unlikely to get […]

Happy Tax Day, Suckers

Thursday, April 15th, 2004

First, the good news: It is also Buy a Gun day. So, go buy a gun or two. Some bad news: Phelps writes: . . . a communist long-term goal has been achieved. (Second Plank of the Communist Manifesto.) Half of the population effectively pays no income tax, making this a tax progressive enough that […]

Not that complicated

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

In comments at AC’s, Sean Braisted says: The tax code isnít all that complicated unless you try to get all the deductions possible. Yeah, those 6.6 billion hours spent per year on them are because math is hard. And the $194 billion per year in compliance costs is because itís not all that complicated. And […]

You canít polish a turd

Wednesday, October 30th, 2002


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