In 2011, Americans spent 6.1 billion hours complying with the tax code - a cost of $265B. (Tax Advocate Service) In 2013 the hours jumped to 9.14 billion (New York Times 4/13/13) The Tax Foundation estimates by 2015, Americans will pay $482.7billion in compliance costs to "do their taxes" The National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform reports that small firms pay $3 to $4 in compliance cost for every dollar paid in taxes.
Private and business financial information is disseminated to the IRS - an agency not to be trusted. Business and investment decisions are shaped not by what is profitable, but by ever-changing incomprehensible tax laws.In churches pastors may be silenced by fear of the IRS regulations. Even the decision to oin a TeaParty or other activist group is influenced by fear of attracting the attention of the IRS with its ability to audit or withhold proper registration for organizations.
The IRS always will be the tool of politicians to reward, punish, gain prestige,and personal wealth via granting or closing loopholes. Support HJR104 Repeal 16th and FairTaxHR25 which ends income tax and the IRS.Call 202-224-3121 and tell your Congressman to support both.