I Simplify the Federal Income Tax Form

I hate paying taxes. Everybody does. I do, however, realize we need taxes to pay for many necessary things such as the military and infrastructure. No, what really gets my goat is that frigging complicated tax form. With all the schedules that go along with the main page, a taxpayer could easily fill out over 30 pages. You’ll need to hire a tax preparer. That’ll run you hundreds of dollars. And that’s after spending three days assembling all the information. What makes it even more horrible is that the IRS scans all the returns looking for mistakes.

Looking for mistakes. Let that sink in. That means they already have the numbers you need to type in on the forms. And they will tell you when they think–no, when they now–you are wrong. What can be done for fix all this madness and frustration?

I’m glad you asked. Let the IRS do your taxes for you, They know what they want on your forms, schedules, and attachments anyway. I hereby propose a new and quite simple form to replace all the tree-devouring pages you used to submit.

It’s called the 1040-P. (P stands for Paul, me. I created this glorious, time saving, liberating page. I deserve some recognition.)

Anyway, I give you the 1040-P


I see a Nobel prize in my future.

– Paul De Lancey, The Comic Chef, Ph.D.

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2 thoughts on “I Simplify the Federal Income Tax Form

  1. italiadiva

    The IRS will have to hire everyone from H&R Block who has been thrown out of work because of this new form. Somebody will have to pay their salaries. That will be put squarely on the shoulders of the taxpayers. Our taxes will go up exponentially.

    There is no such thing as free tax preparation!


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