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Centralize all state and local taxes through the IRS so that the burden of allocating resources, filling out different forms and calculating different rates falls on the government, not the taxpayer.

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Right now, a basic paycheck in California has four different payroll taxes associated with it, some of which are withheld on the employer side, some of which are withheld on the employee side, some of which are federal, some of which are state, and some of which are local. In addition to payroll taxes there are corporate franchise taxes, sales taxes, use taxes, and various other fees to keep track of.

I want to make one payment per month to one agency. I want to be told how much I owe so that I can pay it. I want to be able to set up automatic electronic payments. And I want to be able to check all of this on-line.
Supporters: Aaron Greenspan, Eric Teasley, Timothy Suen
Opponents: Robert Singleton, Jonathan Wallis
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    Problem The federal tax code is unnecessarily complicated and highly inequitable.
    The tax code's immense complexity makes it possible for the richest Americans to pay less in taxes than everyone else, thanks to expensive accountants who are in point-blank terms, tax evasion specialists. Meanwhile, average Americans, who cannot afford to set up questionably legal off-shore tax shelters, Swiss bank accounts, and industry-specific loopholes for their employers, have to struggle with a byzantine labyrinth of complex forms and procedures which are not even necessary in the first place, because the IRS can actually calculate your taxes for you.
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