Computing Your Own Tax

90% of why people hate income tax is that the government forces you to compute it yourself. To make it even worse, they put you in jail if you make a mistake. Who voted for cruel and unusual punishment? Revenue Canada should compute it for you, or refund the cost of hiring an accountant to do it. Surely, in this electronic world, there should be no paper receipts needed. They could make a deal, you can take their estimated offer or do the paperwork to prove it should be lower. At the very least they should offer free access to a program like QuickTax on the Internet online or to download. And while we are at it, how about the computer automatically exploiting the same loopholes Harper and friends do.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)