Addressing IRS Dysfunction

International Liberty

I’m not a big fan of the Internal Revenue Service, but our awful (and anti-growth) tax system is mostly the fault of politicians.

Ever since that dark day in 1913 when the income tax was enacted, presidents and members of Congress have been making the system more and more complicated.

The net result is that we now have a tax system that – according to the IRS website – requires more than 2,700 separate forms, instructions, or publications (a huge increase over the past two decades).

In my fantasy world, we would throw all those forms in the trash and replace today’s convoluted tax system with a simple and fair flat tax.

Instead of 2,700-plus forms, we would have one simple postcard-sized tax return for households and another simple postcard-sized tax form for businesses.

Yes, there would be a few other forms for instructions and things…

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