Short thought on the concept of “Optional” taxes.

The idea works like this: People can choose to pay either the traditional method of tax calculation or pay using a different method of tax calculation.

How does letting people choose the method that allows them to pay less taxes help solve the deficit problem?

How does letting people choose the method that allows them to pay less taxes help close tax loopholes if it leaves the loopholes but gives people another option that might provide a different kind of loophole?

How does letting people choose the method that allows them to pay less taxes do anything other than reduce the governments income and provide some people with a new way to pay less taxes. This is a good thing only after we’ve cut spending to the point where the government can persist with less cashflow.

Optional tax calculation methods are nothing more than another loophole.

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