Why Republicans failed to fit taxes onto a postcard

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  • Published on:  Friday, March 8, 2019
  • For years, Republicans have proposed making the tax code so simple that Americans could file their taxes on a single postcard.

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    So when they got the chance to reform taxes in 2017, they made sure to design and implement a postcard-sized tax return.

    In reality, the postcard isn’t what they say it is. While it’s half the size of the old form, the new form is more condensed than simplified. Important deductions and tax credits, still exist, but they’ve been moved onto other forms. In order to file taxes with the new form, you could end up attaching six or more extra pieces of paper.

    Republicans didn’t really simplify the tax code, but they still tried to simplify the tax return form.

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  • Brandon Stennett

    Brandon Stennett

     1 months ago

    Hey ,favor could you guys explain the NO BAIL SWEDEN SITUATION ? would help us ASAP.

  • Mary Brooks

    Mary Brooks

     2 months ago

    I don’t even have to do taxes yet and this gave me a big headache

  • Thomas Hynes

    Thomas Hynes

     2 months ago

    The US Tax Code contains more words than ALL of the HARRY POTTER BOOKS counted together. Think about that. Most don't understand how taxes work, most don't know that both parties wield the tax code in front of their constituents like a carrot in front of a rabbit head to slaughter for 2018 filing taxes for the 2017 income, it took about 2 hours to complete the form. Filing the 2018 taxes in 2019 took me all of 15min. And for the first time since 2008, a refund actually happened. Thanks to Our PRESIDENT, Donald Trump, who double the personal deductions.

    Imagine a Fast Food Worker, in my state earning $10.10 an hour working 40 hours a week = $21,008 / year. With the old tax code in place prior to Donald Trump, that individual would have paid taxes on $14,708 and at an AVG rate of 6% would have paid somewhere around $882.48. In 2019 that same individual paid $0, and as a result, had $16.97 more per week. A SMART individual would have saved that money... an unsmart individual would have spent the money.

    In Actuality, if you fill out your W4 form correctly then you should neither owe a tax or get a refund. The REFUND from the IRS is just your MONEY. In reality, if done incorrectly, you are just allowing the government to have access to your money to use as it sees fit until it comes time to give it back. If you received a small refund this year than that is a good thing.

    With the increase personal deduction, it means that part-time workers, Mom's who work part-time or low-income wage earners get to keep more of their money. The damage comes from Local governments who then raise taxes because YOU had more money. In my state they have with this year's budget, increased taxes that were already in place, expanded the tax to include things that were not taxed and created new taxes. So in essence, the individual above in this example will now pay MORE taxes to the state. All one has to do is look at those states that are controlled by Democrats, who love to spend and spend in the name of doing something that feels good, when in reality it just harms everyone.

  • Mrdysfuntional100


     3 months ago

    I don't think republicans care if the tax form is as large as a post card they would rather just not pay as much its the first thing they teach you in 6th grade government.

  • code && code

    code && code

     3 months ago

    Reason? Democrats

  • K Matt

    K Matt

     3 months ago

    I think VOX needs to go broke. I hate you VOX

  • LittleArmyNut


     3 months ago

    Any political video made by Vox is always anti-red.

  • Ahmed Ismael

    Ahmed Ismael

     4 months ago

    why democrats failed african americans should be the title this channel is just like fox or cnn pushing a political ideology thats y ppl dont trust it hide democrats faults expose conservatives not balance I call it fake news

  • iblard


     5 months ago

    Just change Arial 10 with Arial 8.

  • Kalmer Weilemreich

    Kalmer Weilemreich

     5 months ago

    In my country, you have pay your whole month income on taxes. guess which nation I live in?

  • ChaseCain486


     5 months ago

    Let’s just abolish taxation all together!

  • Lunar


     5 months ago

    all these left nut jobs are actually hurting me.

  • Taunter Atwill

    Taunter Atwill

     5 months ago

    Why Republicans failed? Because Reps are very good in failure. :-)

  • Michael Wann

    Michael Wann

     5 months ago

    Ummmm I did my taxes on a post card this year.

  • moplum


     5 months ago

    When will people figure out that Trump and his cronies are con artists for their benefits only, sad.

  • Dumb_ass_boi


     5 months ago

    I just watch vox to see what's going on in the comments tbh

  • Filming life to Remember it.

    Filming life to Remember it.

     5 months ago +1

    Okay. How about Part 2, to this? "Why Democrats Socialist tax agenda, will be printed in several volumes of tomes.

  • Ned Bazinga

    Ned Bazinga

     5 months ago

    The reason is all government employees, elected and appointed, and hired are all crooks.

  • Adspecter


     5 months ago

    How about return free filing, aka the government sends us how much we owe, instead of us filing our taxes and figuring it this mess. Many countries did it, why can’t we?

  • Thad Stevens

    Thad Stevens

     5 months ago +1

    They should just make the IRS, the tax experts, do your taxes for you. What's that? Republicans hate the IRS? Like a criminal hates policemen...