06 April 2006

Hey Chuck, Tax THIS

Rand Simberg knows what's wrong, and it only starts with Charles Grassley.

In a 2005 test of the system by the Treasury Inspector General, 35% of answers were incorrect. The Treasury Inspector General tested the system again to measure the quality of the taxpayer assistance during the 2005 filing season. The bad news, according to a Nov. 15 Government Accountability Office report: The accuracy rate for responding to tax law questions was basically unchanged from 2004. The poor performance was attributed to the representatives not using the prepared guide scripts or not interpreting the law correctly.

Not interpreting the law correctly is what defines a wrong answer.

Read it all. Grassley's attitude that only government can save you is so 1992.

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