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Old 04-14-2019, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stupid Taxes

I'm doing taxes early this year rather than waiting until the last 2 hrs. Usually I delay until the last possible moment hoping I might die before having to do them.

One of the questions on the IRS form is if my dependent is legally disabled. The IRS defines a legal disability as:

The IRS considers someone to be permanently and totally disabled if both of the following apply:
He or she cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a physical or mental condition.
A doctor determines the condition has lasted or can be expected to last at least a year or can lead to death.
My daughter is 0 years old, so that means she cannot engage in any substantial gainful activity because of her physical and mental condition. That condition is expected to last at least a year.

This is why "doing taxes" is retarded. There's so many loopholes and things open to interpretation. It's a waste of everyone's time.

Our presidential candidates talk about stuff that hardly matters and means practically nothing to people in their day to day lives, but tax reform is never mentioned, as if stupid taxes are just an act of God that nobody can do anything about.

Taxes should have been a flat sales tax from day 1. The way you make it progressive is to not tax staple food items, and to make the first $800 in rent/mortgage expenses tax free. No other exceptions. Simple and effective. Let's make CPAs look for a different job, and make TurboTax go the way of AfterDark screensavers.

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