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Thread: Would you support tax reform that was way more simplified: no annual returns....?

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    Would you support tax reform that was way more simplified: no annual returns....?

    Would you support tax reform that was way more simplified?

    - No annual returns required. Tax is either based on a flat schedule deducted from our paychecks or a national sales tax. Its automatic and we don't have to think about like the gas tax already rolled into something we already do like work or buy stuff. If its a sales tax, only the tax is included price published by the merchant. The percentage is public knowledge however.
    - No tax deductions. Bye-bye charitable contributions, home mortgage, dependent, etc. deductions.
    - Its everybody's country and everybody pays something rich and poor and everyone in between.
    - It replaces all other taxes. The city and state governments are funded by distributions from the federal government to simplify things as much as possible for the tax payer.
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    Re: Would you support tax reform that was way more simplified: no annual returns....?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Would you support tax reform that was way more simplified?

    - No annual returns required. Tax is either based on a flat schedule deducted from our paychecks or a national sales tax. Its automatic and we don't have to think about like the gas tax already rolled into something we already do like work or buy stuff. If its a sales tax, only the tax is included price published by the merchant. The percentage is public knowledge however.
    - No tax deductions. Bye-bye charitable contributions, home mortgage, dependent, etc. deductions.
    - Its everybody's country and everybody pays something rich and poor and everyone in between.
    - It replaces all other taxes. The city and state governments are funded by distributions from the federal government to simplify things as much as possible for the tax payer.
    Maybe, but not if I ended up paying more in taxes than I do now. As long as I pay less, I'd support a flat tax.

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    Re: Would you support tax reform that was way more simplified: no annual returns....?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Would you support tax reform that was way more simplified?

    - No annual returns required. Tax is either based on a flat schedule deducted from our paychecks or a national sales tax. Its automatic and we don't have to think about like the gas tax already rolled into something we already do like work or buy stuff. If its a sales tax, only the tax is included price published by the merchant. The percentage is public knowledge however.
    - No tax deductions. Bye-bye charitable contributions, home mortgage, dependent, etc. deductions.
    - Its everybody's country and everybody pays something rich and poor and everyone in between.
    - It replaces all other taxes. The city and state governments are funded by distributions from the federal government to simplify things as much as possible for the tax payer.

    I should have voted "Yes, but not under these terms". Simply because of the last part. I do not like the idea of part in bold, its makes the cities and states completely at the mercy of federal government. The federal government can say alright if you do not teach two plus two is five then we will deduct some of the money we were gonna give you or if your refuses to grant driver's licenses to illegals then we will withhold some of this money we were gonna give you.
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