Tribune: Survey says

In last week’s issue of Spidell’s Tax Season Tribune®, we asked for your top tax legislation suggestions. Here are some of the responses we received:

  1. Every elected state official should have to prepare his or her own tax return using TurboTax or other do-it-yourself tax software. The hope is they will realize how making ridiculously complex tax laws is counterproductive to their constituents. I realize we will never have a “flat tax,” but maybe this law would prevent ridiculous complexity.
  2. A bill should be drafted that would mandate sending every tax preparer maple syrup and candies in amends for the serious offense and insult of Victoria Mayer’s bill.
  3. For every taxpayer that gets caught understating their income, the tax preparer gets a bonus reward of 25% of the assessment if they can show they did all in their power to practice due diligence obtaining the data and had no knowledge of the understated income the taxpayer hid.
  4. A retroactive tax law that automatically entitles each tax preparer to a $100,000 grant from the state for pain and suffering.