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.