The IRS Is Broken, But That's the Symptom

The IRS Is Broken, But That's the Symptom

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I... think, along with many others such as the Taxpayer Advocate, that the IRS is broken, and by that I mean it is so seriously messed-up that it is headed down a dangerous path that will turn it into a full-blown enforcement agency incapable of helping honest taxpayers - who are an overwhelming majority - pay their taxes. The IRS could become a fully guilty-until-proven-innocent enforcer, totally forgetting that "Service" is in its name. By the way, I don't think we are quite there yet.

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... The IRS is broken... [b]ut... the "disease" is the tax code...

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... [T]he United States should put some of its power into dealing with its own sick tax code and it's own transparency issues...

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