[Blog] Why companies want a convoluted tax system

Craig Maloney at 2017-04-05T19:58:03Z

(http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CraigMaloney/~3/UmnrZlkg_pk/)

I can see why companies in the "tax preparation" service are reluctant to just let the government figure things out:

  • Fee for the software (because navigating the tax code is for chumps).
  • Fee for the state versions (because just filing federal is for chumps)
  • Fee for e-filing the state version (because the state thinks paper is for chumps).
  • Fee for using a credit card for paying large tax bill (because carrying around a large wad of cash for paying the govt. is for chumps).

No wonder they want lobbyists to ensure that the tax code isn't changed.

Charles ☕ Stanhope likes this.

in Canada the libreplanet-on chapter has an effort to create a free software solution compatible with Canada's tax rules https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:LibrePlanet_Ontario/FLCTPSP the mailing list archive recounts some of the hurdles they face regarding E-Filing "certification"

George Standish at 2017-04-05T22:48:53Z