Almost every year about this time I post some sort of rant about how wasteful it is that we don't even have a free, official online tax-filing website. It would save filers tons of time, it would save the IRS tons of money. But the tax preparers don't care about that (after all, $1 of intentional government inefficiency is 25 cents of income for them) and somehow, though I can't figure out how, this tiny special interest has the power to dictate government policy.
It's not exactly "official", as you have to go to a third party, but you can file online free. I worked as a tax preparer one year, and from my experience, the reason most clients chose $tax_service instead of doing it themselves (paper or online) wasn't because they couldn't, but because $tax_service offered refund anticipation loans. Which means they get a check for several thousand, less a couple hundred in fees, the next day, rather than waiting a week or more for direct deposit of the full refund.
proper spelling is a sign of a writer's respect for the reader off his work.
proper spelling is a sign of a writer's respect for the reader of his work.
The money that I have contributed to Social Security and Medicare is gone forever and I will never see the color of it nor I will ever be able to benefit from thr contributions I have made.
Don't worry, US citizens in my generation are in the same boat...
Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.