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Thursday, May 14, 2015

8th Anniversary of the 21st Century Taxation Blog

Today marks the 8th anniversary of this blog!

I started it years ago for reasons that still strongly exist today - to help promote dialog and discussion on the need to help tax systems reflect today's ways of living and doing business and to follow principles of good tax policy.  I don't plan to give up!

How is this for a modern tax system - why can't my W-2 and 1099 data be gathered by an electronic system (software, a blockchain (!), a secure server) and populated onto my electronic return. Why can't I use a webpage to input any information not on a W-2 or 1099, and the return magically be filed?  For many people, why can't they do this at a kiosk while at the grocery store?

What do you think of that or what modernization approaches do you suggest considering today's technology?

Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

Brian Strahle said...

Congratulations! Blogging for several years about taxes takes a great deal of time and self-discipline.