Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Tax Day Call for a Flat Tax

Deroy Murdoch chooses today, for obvious reasons, to call for a flat tax to replace our current system.

As kitchen tables nearly buckle beneath receipts, pay stubs, and calculators, Americans must be grateful that tax returns are due only annually. Today’s deadline reacquaints us with our humungous tax-filing burden. It also suggests a voluntary flat tax as the exit from this morass.

The flat tax has been adopted by a multitude of Eastern European countries with great effects. Even Russia has adopted the flat tax. When Russia has a simpler tax system than the US, I say it's time for reform. Me? I filed for an automatic extension yesterday.

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