Letter: Time for a flat tax to be enacted in U.S.
Apr 03, 2014 | 3689 views | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend | print

In 2005, U.S. taxpayers spent six billion hours filling in tax forms at an estimated cost of $265 billion. Why not have a flat tax that starts at the adult minimum wage and covers up to the president’s $400,000. Above that, any increase gain over the tax year would be taxed at a percentage that would cover the deficit and start to reduce the debt?

Ben Nevis, Scotts Valley

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April 14, 2014
A flat tax sounds good to me. 10% of $200k or less, 33% of greater than $200k. Plus incentives for adopting solar power, and purchasing low emissions vehicles, and adopting a child, and... oh wait a minute.

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