[olug] Tax Software Opinions

Jordan Fox vmifox at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 23:06:39 UTC 2011

+2 for fair tax, +1 for flat.  get rid of exceptions = easy taxes.
With fair, businesses would do our taxes for us every time we bought
something, so we wouldn't have to do taxes anymore and everyone pays
taxes, tourists, illegals, and all.

On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 9:27 AM, dashrender at cox.net <dashrender at cox.net> wrote:
> Right a flat tax won't work but a fair tax might.  Basically it gives no exclusions period.  At the federal level I've read that we need to pay in something like 25%  and around 5% locally.  With no more breaks, the system becomes much easier to maintain.  Overall taxes go down for everyone.... and all of the other taxes like sales tax fuel tax hotel tax, etc go away,  lowering everyone's overall tax burden.
> But that is not really the point of this group, is it?
> Sent from my HTC on the Now Network from Sprint!
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Kevin" <sharpestmarble at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Jan 19, 2011 9:15 am
> Subject: [olug] Tax Software Opinions
> To: "Omaha Linux User Group" <olug at olug.org>
> Simply instituting a flat tax rate won't help. The exchange of "how much did
> you make" "look that up" "ok, you owe us this much" doesn't take very long.
> What takes a while is all the exclusions, tax credits, and tax breaks. "You
> had 3 kids, take this break. Oh, but one of them was in college? Well, that
> cancels out one of them. Another one is permanently disabled and depends on
> you? That's another break." Etcetera.
> On Jan 19, 2011 8:57 AM, "Craig Wolf" <CJWolf at mpsomaha.org> wrote:
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