Our tax system makes no sense, needs an overhaul

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Last updated 4/4/2019 at 5:04pm

Yippeee! I finished my taxes. I was concerned after the media horror stories of taxpayers who expected considerable refunds only to discover they owed thousands to the IRS. I didn’t know what to expect.

I was happy to discover my small refund was approximately the same as I have received for the last 10 years or so. I guess those horror stories were rare exceptions broadcast for shock effect.

After I electronically submitted my return, I did some quick calculations and was a bit surprised that I paid just under 10 percent of my total income in tax. I then researched past years and found T...

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