Change income tax to a flat rate across the board. No deductions, no exclusions. Have a rate for companies and business that is also flat, perhaps with ranges for # of employees. But again on other deductions.
Reduce the # of ssa payment centers. We have a payment ctr in Baltimore, New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. I say close Philadelphia because it is the least productive. Payment centers deal with post-adjudicative actions. The local field offices are doing important work.
If we keep our govt salary the same and charge us alittle extra for our pensions, we would lose alot of dead weight at the top. Right now, they sit and collect a ck but if you tap into their ck, they would leave. Our agency SSA lost alot of people when they reduced the overtime hours.
Why request an IRS W-4 if they are not retained? Simply do the input and save the paper.
Just like a business, the investors (taxpayers) deserve to know how their business (government) is performing.
The expenditures should be broken down as:
Social Security $XXXXXXXXXXX
Defense Spending $XXXXXXXXXXX
The Taxpayer could click on the above category and get specifics within that category.... more »
Move to a flat tax on all income. Wages, dividends, capital gains, everything. This would almost eliminate the need for extensive oversight by the IRS, dramatically reduce errors on returns and would save bucket loads of money in adminstrative costs.
Mandate a percentage each taxpayer's income that has to be contributed.
Create a list of organizations (i.e. DoD, Welfare or General Fund) that the tax payer can elect to "donate" to.
This way the organizations have to prove to the taxpayer that they are worth the money. If the organization proves worthly taxpayers will directly... more »
Establish a Home of Record
I suggest that Federal Government employees be allowed to establish a home of record similar to the U.S. Military and PHS. Currently staff must re establish themselves as they move from state to state with each move. They must register their vehicles (with costs ranging from $300 $3000), get a new driver’s license (from $10 $50), and use administrative leave (costing... more »
Eliminate Income tax and institute a Federal Sales Tax. This will end all of the debate in Congress about spending and tax cuts and allow for a uniform sales tax across the nation. The debt crisis would be a thing of the past.
Can anyone justify the expense and extra labor required to pay, withold, then return a portion of federal wages? One would think a wage could be computed where fair allowance of would be taxes could be factored into the scale.
WHAT HAPPENS??? A lot of these big children forget the importance of paying their... more »