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top auditors check out other companies' tax filings and expenses at no charge. On average, they're finding businesses overpay thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars each April. "It is truly a multi-billion dollar epidemic that is costing the average consumer nearly $10,000 per year,"
There was an average discrepancy of 300% between what the tax preparers said was due and what was actually due.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Government solved that problem by instituting "withholding." Now, rather than being upset every year at how much money the government has taken from them through force and extortion they actually get happy excited about their "refunds."
The government will continue to take more and more until we take up arms against it. But then the government had all the money they took from you to arm itself and hire more agents and build more prisons.
We're funding our own demise. You can thank most of, if not all of, the bent-over complacency on the magic of withholding.
Originally posted by scientist
or if people just all collectively agree that one piece of paper isn't worth more than another, especially if it's not backed by anything physical. That's the real elephant in the room most of the time. We are essentially buying, trading and paying interest on faith. But that's another thread I suppose
Originally posted by gunner36
Why make it so hard, unless you want people to not be able to understand, and rely on them screwing up.
Originally posted by benign.psychosis
I recall Barak Obama wanted to implement a system as scientist suggests. I think it involved just receiving a notice of how much money you were going to get back, or owed, and you replied online with your checking account information or error checks.
Originally posted by Crakeur
reply to post by scientist
well, when you file the return, the taxes are adjusted and then the idiot still has to pay interest and penalties. They're moron dollars. Money being paid for being a moron.