I just sealed the envelopes and dropped them in the mailbox. My tax returns are officially on the way to the Gov.

Every year I just want to scream, Why is our tax code so complicated? I have to spend $50 for software each year because the rules are so complex that I literally need a computer to ask me all of the questions and fill in the numbers. And I have no idea– until I actually finish the paperwork– how much I’m going to owe each year. I read about corporations with tens of billions of dollars in profit each year, who pay no tax whatsoever. It’s so very frustrating.

Give me a flat tax any day, so I know exactly how much I’ll owe no matter how much I make or spend. Or even a straight sales tax, where everything I earn sits quietly in the bank until I actually use it to buy something.

If I was in charge…