Imagine, for a moment, if you could file your taxes on a form the size of a postcard. Wouldn’t that be something? This is one of the things we are working on right now.
For too long, we have had a tax code that no one really understands. Long and complicated forms are only part of the story.
If you’re a family trying to pay for college tuition, you have to wade through more than a dozen different tax provisions and almost 100 pages of IRS instructions to figure it out. Even the word "married" takes 218 words and five paragraphs to define. I know marriage can be complicated, but that’s a little ridiculous.
So it is no wonder many of us just end up paying someone else to do our taxes, and hope for the best. But it shouldn’t be like that. Our tax code should work for us, not against us. And the same goes for the IRS.
Let’s make the tax code—and Tax Day itself—simpler for all Americans.