Rumsfeld's IRS Letter Takes Tax Agency to Task Over Complicated Returns

Image: Rumsfeld's IRS Letter Takes Tax Agency to Task Over Complicated Returns

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 05:11 PM

By Jonna Lorenz

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Donald Rumsfeld told the IRS in a letter on Tax Day that he has no idea whether his tax returns and payments are accurate because the tax code and forms are way too complicated for even the former Secretary of Defense to decode.

“The tax code is so complex and the forms are so complicated, that I know that I cannot have any confidence that I know what is being requested and therefore I cannot and do not know, and I suspect a great many American cannot know, whether or not their tax returns are accurate,” Rumsfeld wrote in the letter, which he posted on Twitter and Facebook.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll



Rumsfeld called his uncertainty “a sad commentary on governance in our nation’s capital.”

“I do hope that at some point in my lifetime, and I am now in my 80s, so there are not many years left, the U.S. government will simplify the U.S. tax code so that those citizens who sincerely want to pay what they should, are able to do it right, and know that they have done it right,” Rumsfeld continued.

Rumsfeld, 81, has been sending similar letters to the IRS for at least two decades, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Rumsfeld is the subject of a documentary called “The Unknown Known” by Errol Morris, which takes its name from Rumsfeld’s famous aphorism about what is known and what is not known.

Twitter users reacted to the letter.









Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Tapeworm in Brain of Man for 4 Years Removed by Surgeons

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:33 PM

A tapeworm that not only lived in a man's brain for four years but traveled from one side of the brain to the other has  . . .

Window Washer's 11-Story Fall Ends Atop Car - He Survived!

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 17:14 PM

A window washer survived with critical injuries after falling 11 stories from the roof of a San Francisco bank building  . . .

Georgia O'Keefe $44 Million Painting Most for Woman Artist

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 16:49 PM

A new world auction record for women artists was set when a painting by late American artist Georgia O'Keeffe sold for m . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved