posted on Oct, 21 2008 @ 09:43 AM
Here's a great "fair tax" plan. It can also be the model for the new 1040 form.
1) Enter the sum of income from all sources (wages, tips, dividends, business profits, etc.)
2) Enter the sum of all money taken out of savings, money gained from stock sales, business sales, etc.
3) Total lines 1&2.
Subtract all money put into savings, stocks, bonds, or put into a business.
Subtract your rent and/or mortgage for the year.
Subtract your electric bill for the year.
Subtract all insurance costs (including health and car insurance) for the year.
Subtract Heating costs from the year (if not electric).
Subtract transportation costs (car payment, subway cards, gasoline, car repairs, etc.) Note: if you pay cash for a car, you get to deduct the whole
amount that year.
Subtract food costs
Subtract medicine costs (including vitamins, minerals, etc.)
Subtract Natural Gas/Liquid Propane bill.
Subtract Clothing costs.
Whatever is left over is taxed at 10%.
See how easy that is? If you used Quicken or MS Money to track your expenses during the year, it would take you LITERALLY 5 minutes to do your taxes.