Tax Return Preparation Outsourced to India

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  1. AVG-JOE
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    (Emphasis mine...)

    I wonder how many more 1040's from American Citizens are going to be sent to India or elsewhere 6 years later? :eusa_think:

    We, The People spend a few hundred billion dollars every year on help filling out the basic paperwork required to work in this country.... Why? The Corporate Accounting firms can maintain unreasonable complexity because they have better representation in congress than you do, via their well-paid mercenary lobbyists!

    It's W-2 time!!! Do you know where YOUR personal information is being sent because the Corporations that prepare your tax paperwork have better representation in congress than you do?
     
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    Learn to do your own taxes, I have filed my own for almost 30 years.
     
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    Good point, I do my own too... but not exactly the thesis of this thread.

    In spite of the fact that I can do my own, I would still appreciate a congress that understands that simplifying the tax code is the right thing to do, even if doing so would send 6 out of 10 lawyers and 4 out of 10 accountants and their lobbyists to the unemployment line.
     
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    My wife is an accountant. She says she does our taxes every year, but I've had a sneaky suspicion for the last couple years that she's been outsourcing the work to India. Now I know!
     
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    It's about time the Indians started doing this, maybe now I'll be able to afford to hire someone to do my taxes!
     
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    Does this mean I can write off that Panang Curry I had for lunch?
     
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    People, people, people!

    The fucking point is that our fucking taxes shouldn't be so fucking hard that We, The People have to spend $250-$300 billion each year doing fucking paperwork!!
    Tax preparation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Are the rest of you not fucking OUTRAGED at the fucking cost to do the fucking yearly paperwork it takes to earn a fucking living in this fucking country?!?!?

    It's all because the corporations that are raking in that $250 - $300 BILLION per YEAR can afford better representation in congress than the average American can!

    Is there a place for accountants and lawyers in the American market? Of course there is, but the average American working stiff should be required to send in no more than a post card and he / she should feel like he / she paid a fair and understandable amount.
     
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    Exactly. Sure it's easy when you just have a straight W-2 to file on, but many people's returns are far more complicated. To sum up my position, it isn't that many people need a tax attorney to help them file their taxes every year, it is better to say that all of these people need to be tax attorneys in order to pay their taxes.
     

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