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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Deborah Schenk on NPR

Deborah Schenk (NYU) appeared on NPR's All Things Considered, Tax Expert Says Nearly Everyone Makes A Mistake (listen here):

The U.S. tax code is so complex that almost no one can file a tax return without making a mistake, according to New York University Law School Professor Deborah Schenk. On the eve of the April 15 tax deadline, Schenk gives Robert Siegel examples of common mistakes.

See also David Cay Johnston appearance on NPR's All Things Considered, Offshore Tax Havens Still Abound (listen here).

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It's good to hear someone say this out loud. It is theoretically possible to file without making any mistakes whatsoever, but the system at least approaches an ideal, where the cost of preparation (or the punishment for mistakes) doesn't exceed the amount collected.

Posted by: TaxRascal | Apr 15, 2009 4:33:32 PM