tax code


Too Compicated

a: Tax code ~
b: quantum mechanics

What: "the US tax code is like quantum mechanics, you never really understand it, you just sort of get used to it"

Writer: mi
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 15 2012 11:49 PM

a: tax code ~
b: a department store


"Today's tax code is like a department store, where the price tags are high, but there are lots of coupons, sales and weekend specials. That creates some inequities. Just as shoppers can pay different prices depending on which day they buy, taxpayers with the same income can pay very different rates depending on which deductions they qualify for."

Writer: Scott Horsley
Date: Sep 1 2016 5:34 PM

Tax Weeds

a: The tax code ~
b: a garden

What: "The tax code is like a garden. Without regular attention, it grows weeds that will soon overwhelm the plants and flowers. Unfortunately, no serious weeding has been done to the tax code since 1986. In the meantime, many new plants and flowers have been added without regard to the overall aesthetic of the garden. The result today is an overgrown mess."

Writer: Donald Marron
Date: Apr 15 2012 11:48 PM

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