I’m totally down to pay my fair share of taxes. I enjoy driving on nice roads, being protected by police officers, and having access to city parks. Taxes are a crucial piece of America’s success. As important as I think taxes are, I just don’t get why they have to be so darn complicated.
Did you know, according to the US Government Printing Office, the tax code is 13,458 pages. That’s insanity! I definitely don’t understand even 1% of what my responsibilities and rights are as a tax payer. I just know people tell me to give them money, so I do.
The inspiration behind this post came after I received my annual DMV registration and licensing bill. My sexy little scion is costing me $244 this year and I say boo to that. Although I do like driving on nice roads, I don’t get why everything I do has to be taxed. I mean I totally understand state tax and federal tax, but why can’t it just end there? Shoot, they can even increase the amount I owe to Uncle Sam or to Uncle California if it consolidates all my other random tax liabilities.
Here are just a few of the things that come to mind that I think should just be rolled in to my state or federal tax obligations: Sales tax, fuel tax, property tax, and DMV taxes. I’d also like to see metered parking (I don’t ever carry freakin’ change on me) and passport fees eliminated.
Am I the only one that would rather pay a little more in federal income tax or state income tax, but never have to pay another tax on ANYTHING for the rest of the year? Instead of continuing on my bitter blogging rant, I’m going to begin reading the 13,458 pages of the Tax code so I can be better informed. And by “read the tax code” I mean I’m going to watch MTV 🙂