Of course if the compulsory forms are incomplete, we end up being made criminals, and spending all the more time and money fighting off the government.
What's wrong with this picture???
Americans need to get rid of IRS, institute term limites without pay and benefits for life, restructure SS and Medicare, significantly restructure and slash welfare, and, in general, re-direct how revenue is to be spent. These changes are needed - now. Americans can do better without government involvement. The key is to clean the Congressional house and bring in Americans who care about their and our families and are not just influenced by their party, their perks and the little badge they wear on their lapels.
“It takes taxpayers 6.1 billion hoursor 51 hours per householdto complete all the required filings. Thats more than six full eight-hour working days per household!”
It takes me about 2 hours to do my taxes, on-line, by myself and I have a lot of stuff to write off due to two businesses and paid employment. People are unorganized slackers who wait until the last minute to do their taxes, then scramble, when they should keep stuff organized all year long.
However, that doesn’t mean for one MINUTE I agree with where my tax dollars are spent/wasted! :)
Otherwise Justice Justice Marshall had officially clarified that Congress is prohibited from laying taxes in the name of state power issues, essentially any issue which Congress cannot justify under Section 8.
"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.