Taxation Without Clarification

It’s that time of year again. Time to fire up Turbo Tax, pull the lever, and see if I’m a big winner — all the while felling like Al Capone. Should I deduct this expense? Can I prove that I donated that microwave? It’s it worth the risk?

I hate this bullshit.

America, I’ve got one thing to say about your tax code: I’m not impressed. It’s a disgusting mess and you should be ashamed of yourself.

Simplicity is beauty. Anyone can invent something so complicated as to require “experts”. That doesn’t actually make the experts or their profession valuable. Think of all the good things CPAs and the employees of H&R Block could be doing, if only we didn’t have to deal with this crap.

Bottom line: I don’t understand my taxes, so I’m guaranteed to do something wrong. I don’t care, either. Audit me. I’ll give you whatever you want. You’re the man with the gun. Take my wallet.

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