Skip to comments.New planů let the IRS do your taxes for you!
Posted on 05/04/2014 5:03:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
It’s a couple of weeks too late for this to help most people this year, but I’m sure many of you ran into issues filing your taxes. It’s a huge pain in the backside, isn’t it? Over at Redstate, Matthew Clark dredges up a brilliant scheme from Ezra Klein which should make all of your lives easier.
Why not let the IRS do our taxes for us?
Liberal wunderkind Ezra Klein (formerly of the Washington Post and now of Vox.com) was pushing this new idea a few weeks ago.
Well it wasnt really new. Hes been pushing it for years.
The idea is to let the IRS, which already has your income and other tax information reported to it, prepare your taxes for you. Klein promotes that it will save billions of dollars and millions of man-hours and make the IRS your friend. I mean who really likes doing their own taxes?
But its one of the absolute worst ideas Ive ever heard.
Well, sure… the idea is bound to have a few critics, but not everyone would oppose it apparently. I don’t know if they still do this, but back in the 80′s I dated a girl who informed me that she had never filled out a tax return. Each year she simply filled in her name, date of birth, SSN and other personal bits on a blank 1040 and stuffed it in an envelope with her W-2. She then mailed it off to the IRS and had never had any problems with it. Now, I’m not sure if this was legal and her return was processed properly or she just hadn’t ever been caught, but she claimed to have gotten refund checks in the past, so I assumed it was possible.
Should you do it? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that there might be a few people who could conceivably benefit from it. Young, single folks with one source of regular income who rent (rather than owning their home) and with no major outstanding debt or savings, could possibly get away with this and not lose much in the bargain. But I also agree with Matthew in that the IRS has the least possible incentive imaginable to put in any effort to ensure you get all of the deductions, etc. possible and pay the lowest bill. I mean, even if you implicitly trusted the government to begin with, this just sounds like a recipe for losing money.
Just give the Obama Admin all the money , then they will give you want they think you deserve
oh yeah, that’ll work, good one.
Why don’t we just send them our entire incomes,they will send back what they think we need to survive.
no competing interests there sarc
This has been in the works for 10 years. They plan to use their real time access to our accounts to track income and spending.
They plan to track every single penny.
In the days of serfdom, the tax collector came by and did your taxes for you by grabbing some of your geese. No one ever underpaid.
Don’t give them any ideas!
(although I’m sure the battiest of the moonbats already pine for it)
If I let the IRS do my taxes, I would probably be spending the next 5 years in prison. When I got out, I’d be going back in for letting them do it again.
The welfare parasites expect the government to do something like that.`I expect the government to oblige them at some point.
Let’s go to the Fair Tax and eliminate the IRS.
There you go Chode,trying to superimpose logic onto the IRS and liberals.
If we put an end to the automatic increases in the welfare state, you could do it with less than 10%.
Russia is currently doing it with 13%.
The former Communists have a more Capitalist tax code than we do.
Line one: How much did you make last year?
Line two: Send it in.
Here is my counter proposal: Flat Tax
I like that idea
There’s one for you, nineteen for me