You know the IRS is in bad shape when even the IRS boss admits they need help! IRS Commissioner John Koskinen went on Fox News Wednesday in a tell-all interview with his agency. Koskinen related how his agency offered to help the Trump Administration, saying:
“One of the questions was, ‘If major tax reform simplification was on the table, would there be anybody in the IRS opposed to that?’ I was quick to respond, after having talked to employees, that nobody is more supportive of tax simplification than the IRS.
President Trump made tax reform a huge part of his campaign, and his Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin said he planned on simplifying the tax code so that “the average American should be able to do his taxes on a large post card.”
Mnuchin plans on doubling the standard deduction for most Americans and also reducing the number of tax brackets from seven to three, and called his proposed changes the “biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country.”
Vice President Mike Pence has previously stated that tax reform will happen by the end of the year, which could hopefully mean big savings for most Americans in the next tax year.
Koskinen also talked about how a simplification of the tax codes could benefit American people and the government:
“Most people want to be compliant, but when you make it very difficult for them … to work through the various nooks and crannies, it doesn’t seem, to me, to be in the best interest of the taxpayer or government.”
We didn’t need the IRS boss to tell us that the IRS needs a lot of help, but it’s great to see that he’s on board with reform, and even better to see that we now have an administration in charge that is ready to tackle tax reform head on. Share this if you agree!
(h/t Fox News)