Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Tax Form for 2010

I propose the following new tax form for 2010. It won't fix all the ideological problems with taxation. But it's a damn fine start.

Schedule E SPRKClick to Embiggenate

10 comments:

bigjohn756 said...

Only 100% total?

Og Make Blog said...

I like it. Where do I sign up for SPRK 1040?

Actually, back when the debt was less than $1T and an easily erasable $3500/person in the country, the question was asked of taxpayers if they would pay extra if it was applied to actually reducing the national debt. As I remember, most were in favor.

I double dog dare you to take this to the masses in cyberspace. It might just catch on. Oh, I can see some issues, though. The ordering of #5-24 would be subject to endless debate. I can see you put Judicial at #15, where Legislative and Executive are near one another at #21 and #23 respectively. Someone would cry foul, citing advantageous positioning. A $150 Million study is in order, I'm afraid.

Spork In the Eye said...

The order was originally taken from a pie chart -- in order of magnitude. I had copied it down a while back though and I did not particularly take any care in copying it down -- so consider it approximate.

Og Make Blog said...

Interesting. I didn't spot that correlation.

Spork In the Eye said...

It wasn't done really on purpose. Just because I am lazy.

Military seems incorrectly pigeon holed. Probably some others too.

Kari said...

Why are we paying for veterans to have affairs? Can't they pay for that themselves?

Spork In the Eye said...

It's the least we can do after they've fought for their country. And remember: when it comes to the affairs: Don't ask, Don't Tell.

Anonymous said...

I Sweden they tried a 3 line form.

1) How much did You earn last year?
2) How much is left?
3) Send that in

PeterS

Anonymous said...

You made one mistake on the form - it should be that Congress is not allowed to spend less than the specified total, instead of more. The taxes collected from people who don't allocate their money have to be spent somewhere, after all.

That said, I would actually favour this as a serious proposal.

Kathy J Cruse said...

lol.