K.S. Bhaskar on 18 Mar 2008 10:36:03 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Windows themes (ON-TOPIC, i promise)

I find it rather interesting that we are discussing open source
software tol allow us to pay our taxes.  Is anyone else surprised (no,
offended) that the IRS does not provide citizens with a way to file
taxes electronically except the very simplest tax returns?  I can file
my Pennsylvania tax returns electronically, but if I want to file my
federal taxes electronically, Uncle Sam requires me to pay an
intermediary to file my taxes.  It would save the Government time and
money, and it would save me time and money if they allowed me to file
my tax returns on the web.

Instead of bemoaning the fact that there isn't a Turbo Tax work-alike
for Linux, we should put our energy into demanding that the US
Government provide us with a way to file our tax returns
electronically via a W3C standards compliant web browser.

-- Bhaskar
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