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HOW TO CUT THE HIGH COST OF TAXES
In "Simplifying taxes would save a bundle" (Editorials, Jan. 30), you ignored the issue of state taxes. The federal tax form is difficult but doable by the average citizen. Many people have to fill out multiple convoluted state tax forms with radically different sets of rules and intricacies.
The solution would be to have the federal government collect all taxes and redistribute the money to the states and cities. The only outstanding issue would be finding jobs for all the ex-state tax workers and accountants.
Your editorial is right on the mark. The estimated $75 billion cost of tax compliance is unproductive waste which could be better applied in more productive endeavors.
James I. Morgan