Why are my Income Taxes so Complicated?

It’s a new year again and once more it’s time to begin filing our US taxes for the previous year. Time to gather up all of those receipts and take them to our accountant or favorite tax preparer and try not to pay anymore taxes than is necessary.

The income tax codes in the United States are a nightmare, at least for the average American. I ran across the following article from April of 2016 which I believe will interest my readers:

(source: The Slate) In 1998, Congress ordered the Internal Revenue Service to implement by 2008 a “return-free” system for people with easy filings, likely something similar to what’s now common in other countries. Even before the legislation passed, the tax-prep industry went on the offensive. If the IRS doesn’t “stay out of our backyard,” a high-ranking H&R Block executive threatened, “we will take it up in Congress,” Accounting Today reported in 1998. He meant it. Since then, H&R Block and its peers have spent millions lobbying Congress—$28 million between 1998 and 2013—in what’s been a very successful effort to keep our taxes tangled. 

Use this link THE SLATE to read the whole article, it’s very interesting and will opened your  eyes to more suppressed information.

 

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America: Who Rules?

The following documentary produced by Aaron Russo is not just a real eye opener for the American people, but a wake up call to the rest of the world as well.

Unfortunately Arron Russo died of cancer in 2007. He always treated people the way he wanted to be treated and pushed himself to always be a better person. His legacy is a documentary called  America: Freedom to Fascism. In this film he talks with top business, political, and government officials who give up some of this country’s darkest secrets.

Among the secrets he exposes are:

  • What percentage of your Federal Income Tax actually goes to fund the U.S. government.
  • Where your Federal Income Tax money really goes.
  • What really started the feminist movement and why.
  • Why the Federal Reserve is not a branch of the government.
  • Why Lincoln and Kennedy were actually assassinated.
  • Why and how George W. Bush and Barack Obama were made President.
  • How ballots can be manipulated electronically and when it happened.

Grab some popcorn and your favorite chair and watch this documentary, but most importantly, pay attention. You will never look at the U.S. government the same way again, I promise.