It does not take a rocket scientist to know a flat tax system would save a lot of unnecessary paperwork, time and money. There would be no deadline to beat or end-of-year filing because a flat tax would come out of your paycheck, each time, accurately, no refunds or paybacks.

It would be harder to commit fraud, evasion, unfair charges and mistakes, hiding funds in offshore accounts, because everyone would be held accountable on the spot.

Flat tax would help eliminate scandals, federal charges and jail time. The tax system is complicated, unfair and unbalanced, and billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money could be saved every year that support the IRS agencies, and those savings could be applied in other programs to employ hundreds of thousands of people.

So, where’s the argument that’s keeping it from happening?

Paul Sabatino

Florence

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